They have assembled from many distant places; the ground between the avenues and Silbury Hill is dotted with their encampments.
Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric artificial mound in England.
From it two avenues of stones, each a mile and a half long, ran west and south on either side of Silbury Hill.
Both travellers discovered a common excitement at the mention of Avebury and Silbury Hill.
To the southward stands the cone of Silbury Hill; its shadow creeps up and down the intervening meadows as the seasons change.
Silbury Hill, which stands within sight, is a fitting pendant to these mysteries.