*Everybody* knows Stonehenge, but so very few people, in comparison, have heard of Avebury. I always recommend it to people over Stonehenge for so many reasons. I know Avebury gets its. Fair share of visitors, but mention of it normally receives blank looks.
It'd also be good to inform people about other archaeological sites of interest between the 2 places. It'd help cut down on congestion, too. Wonder if it'd be cheaper to park in Avebury or Devizes and get the bus to Stonehenge?
Hopefully the service would be regular and reasonably priced enough to encourage use of it. Otherwise I'll just stick to me car! :D
This is an excellent proposal which I wholeheartedly support. I have completed the survey twice now as it has also been posted on Facebook; my only comment that some of the questions should allow multi-choice answers.
The, "...minibus service connecting Avebury and Stonehenge is being planned by the Devizes-based Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The society, which runs Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, hopes to have the service up and running by the Festival of British Archaeology in August.
"The route will start at Avebury, travel through Beckhampton, with a side trip to Silbury Hill, West Kennett and the Sanctuary. Then it will head to Devizes, with stops at the museum and Wadworth’s and on to Durrington, Amesbury and Stonehenge. The return trip from Stonehenge will also take in Alton Barnes White Horse and the recently opened Great Stones Way footpath."