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Posted on Feb, 12, 2013
Contributed to WCHV by WCHV


You may not have heard of Avebury, but the tourists and visitors who have visited this World Heritage

site in Wiltshire, Southwest  England, have now voted it the world’s second best heritage site in the world

after Mexico’s Monte Alban, outscoring sites such as Peru’s Machu Picchu and India’s Taj Mahal.  The announcement was made by a panel of judges who judged on 25 criteria, including visitor experience, the preservation of the site and the holiday appeal of the local region (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21107977).  It is estimated that over 250,000 people visit Avebury every year.  The report described Avebury as “the best-preserved and most impressive complex of prehistoric sites in Europe”.  Avebury which is estimated to have been built around 2600 BC is a Neolithic or “New Stone Age” monument containing three stone circles and is one of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain.

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