Avebury, Wiltshire, England

Avebury Stone Circle

Avebury Manor

According to Coxe, an apparition that wears a ‘White Hood’ reputedly haunts Avebury Manor.


Brooks details other apparitions including a Royalist believed by one source to be Sir John Stawell. A "strong smell of roses" is said to signify his presence. The author also states that a White Lady haunts the building and grounds. This could be the same spectre mentioned by Coxe.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe and Britain's Haunted Heritage by JA Brooks.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion has an international reputation for being haunted. It’s most infamous ghost is that of Florrie, a landlady murdered during the Civil War and her body thrown down the well - which can be seen in the premises today. Other apparitions include those of two children reported in the rooms upstairs; a “sinister” bearded man; and a coach and horses that pulls up outside the premises. Investigative groups and witnesses have reported orbs and other light anomalies, the opening and closing of doors, various audible phenomena, and the movement of objects.

The Stones

Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. Unique amongst megalithic monuments, Avebury contains the largest stone circle in Europe, and is one of the best-known prehistoric sites in Britain. It is both a tourist attraction and a place of religious importance to contemporary Pagans. Some believe that stones hold some peculiar powers and it can cause unusual phenomena.


Jones cites examples where strange accidents befell those who incorporated pieces of broken stones into their buildings.


Ghostly figures and singing have been reported coming from the area around the stones.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Avebury is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England.

The village is about 5.5 miles west of Marlborough and 8 miles northeast of Devizes. The prehistoric monument complex also known as Avebury encircles much of the village.

Pictured left is a view of part of the Avebury stone circle courtesy of Chris Collard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.