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Re: Bill Bryson in Avebury
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moss wrote:
Kicking up a fuss;) Well founded criticism, or is Bryson highlighting his new book? And a small niggle, he must have seen stones if he parked in the car park, all he had to do was open a few gates.... think I'm on the side of the National Trust....

"Within minutes of arriving, I had paid out £7 for parking, £10 for a ticket to the manor house and garden and £4.90 for the small museum, and I still couldn't find my way around the stones, so I went into the gift shop and bought a big handsome map for £9.99, which meant that I had spent £31.89 at Avebury without even having had a cup of tea. So I went and had a cup of tea (£2.50) and studied my map. Then, feeling ever so slightly grumpy, I went and wandered among the stones and everything was suddenly fine, for Avebury is both awesome and entrancing," he added.

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I agreed with this bit if you are a complete newbie to Avebury...

The directional signs pointed only to places where you could spend money – the shop, the museum, the café. It would be a kindness if they gave you a map of the site when you paid for parking and admission, but that is not the National Trust way.

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Posted by Sanctuary
17th October 2015ce

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