FREE ENTRY to Avebury Manor and the Alexander Keiller Museum is on offer on Wednesday, December 13 to National Lotttery players.

It is part of a nationwide 'thank you' to people who have purchased lottery tickets and by doing so supported the National Trust, as a recipient of National Lottery funding via grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

"We are delighted to support this initiative and to show our gratitude on behalf of all those special places that have benefitted from the Heritage Lottery Fund," Eva Stuetzenberger, visitor experience and visitor manager, said. "December is a wonderful time to visit Avebury.

"Visitors can enjoy a refreshing walk around the ancient stone circles and then come into the Old Farmyard to experience a very warm welcome from our team. You will find Avebury Manor stunningly decorated. You will find Avebury Manor stunningly decorated as Christmas through the ages, which will bring festive cheer to all the family, the museum full of information about Prehistoric Avebury, delicious seasonal food in the café and a wide range of gifts in the shop.

Since 1995 the National Trust South West region has received over £28 million pounds in lottery support enabling them to preserve, conserve and tell the stories of their many properties, allowing everyone to benefit from their cultural and natural heritage.

Any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratch card on December 13 will be admitted for free.