GALLERY: Explore Christmas through the ages and the story of Saint Nicholas at Avebury

By Jamie Hill - 12 December 2018


This Christmas, Avebury Manor is inviting visitors to discover Christmas through the ages and to learn about the story of Saint Nicholas.

Once the home of Alexander Keiller, the charismatic and thrill seeking archaeologist who discovered so much about Avebury, the manor is an unusual National Trust property as it’s totally hands-on. 

In the manor you can explore Christmas through the ages.  You can experience the fresh smelling Tudor rooms with their rush mats and greenery, the opulent Georgian dining room where you can sit at the dining table, or you can visit the Edwardian Kitchen and relax in the 1930s living room. 

A display in the manor also tells the story of Saint Nicholas, from his earliest origins until he became known as Father Christmas. For children, there’s a trail around the manor to look for model reindeer, toys to play with and the chance to leave a note for Father Christmas.

There are optional guided tours of the manor available, which include a cream tea in the award winning tea-room. A full day out at Avebury could also include a brisk walk around the standing stones, or a steaming hot chocolate, cake or lunch in the warm cosy café.

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