Avebury Chapel

Place of worship in Wiltshire - England

The Quiet Garden lies at the back of the chapel with a simple flower border and two stone seats.

Contact details

Name: Eva Stuetzenberger

Email: avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01672 538034


Although small, the view over the 4,000-year-old standing stones is truly remarkable – it is not only tranquil but gives one a chance to reflect on the people who have used this site for millennia.

The chapel was bought by the National Trust from the United Reformed Church in 2017. Built around 1700 and altered in the early nineteenth-century, it is one of a small number of surviving so-called Five Mile Chapels put up after the passage of the Nonconformists Act of 1665, which prohibited dissenting ministers from preaching within five miles of their former livings. The chapel is located at the centre of Avebury Stone Circle, the largest stone circle in the world.

Visitor information

Avebury Chapel, owned by the National Trust who care for the building and the ancient stone circle of Avebury World Heritage Site, is currently let to the parish council with an exhibition about the ‘Living Landscape’ (open when volunteers are available over weekends from April to Easter).
There are two Blue Badge parking places at the front of the chapel, which is in Green Street, or there is a National Trust car park a few minutes’ walk away.

Opening times

All year


Green Street, Avebury Wiltshire SN8 1RE England

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Avebury Chapel Quiet Garden ©National Trust Matthew Claridge