AVEBURY has been transformed for Christmas, with the 16th century manor house decorated to reflect Christmas throughout the ages.

Each room has been decorated to suit the period of time it represents, including the Tudor parlour which has been filled with candles and evergreens such as holly and ivy.

Georgian celebrations included a huge feast and Edwardian kitchens would have been filled with game and pies.

A Christmas tree decorated in paper chains and Chinese lanterns fills the 1930’s drawing room and music from the period is now being played for visitors.

Gail Leaman, a new volunteer at Avebury said: "This is my first Christmas at Avebury and helping to decorate has been such a happy and fun time, it really gets you into the season and has inspired me to make more of my own decorations."

Another volunteer, Pam Kerslake from Swindon added: "I’ve really enjoyed working on this over the weekend - we’ve been making the garlands and window displays from natural greenery, last year I helped to make some of the decorations for the trees which we are using again this year."

Staff have been working since January to create the festive extravaganza which will be on show until January 1 2018.