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An amazing piece of man-made scenery

It is only when you get to the hill that you really appreciate its size. Then, attempting to figure out how people with nothing in the way of machinery and little in the way of... read more

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is only when you get to the hill that you really appreciate its size. Then, attempting to figure out how people with nothing in the way of machinery and little in the way of tools, even such as a shovel, could have built this is mind-boggling. A fantastical place.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As ald as the pyramids - built by had tools - The largest man made mound in Europe - What was it for ? Do the walk to the Hill from Avebury becide the peaceful little river.

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(Near) Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The importance of the site is obvious, and I suspect it doesn't attract many impromptu visitors so I'll stick with the boring stuff! Location: off a busy road, but with a useful small car park. You can park and walk to Avebury or up the hill to West Kennet, or there is a circular to do the three (and more... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we stopped to see, but cant approach very close as erosion of feet will damage site, so very much i a view from a distance, but close by to other historical sites from Ancient Britain, Avesbury, Windmill Hill and Long Barrows.

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It seems nobody really knows what Silbury Hill is all about but it certainly captures the imagnation as it rises volcano-like from the Wiltshire fields. The hill forms a part of the Avebury prehistoric site, standing on the opposite side of the A4 to the West Kennet Longbarrow. Sadly there is no public access to the hill but it makes... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Its a very big hill built thousands of years ago. To preserve the monument you cannot climb on it, but instead just view it from around 50 yards away. It is possible to go all the way around it by footpaths but that is about it. A must visit and a short walk if you are visiting Avebury.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Free car park by the hill. Walk around the monument to get different views, boots advisable! Also walk up the hill to view Avebury, although very distant.

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Thank D38lawn
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Silbury Hill is a testament to human persistence. Built by human hands it is the home to many rare and endangered plants. Although you can't walk on the hill (to protect the plant species), signage tells about its history. Quite an amazing endeavour and part of an easy circle walk in the Averbury area.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Silbury Hill is a beautifully conical mound about 120 feet tall, containing over half a million tons of chalk, and the highest pre-historic mound in Europe dating from about 2400 BCE. It reminded me strongly of some of the mounds at Cahokia. Before visiting the site, we read a fascinating book by Jim Leary published in 2010. He argues that... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It dominates the land all around and yet holds its mystery to itself. But the hours and years it took to construct - formidable. I managed to convince myself that it was not necessary to climb on a cold day - sufficient to stand and marvel from a distance and inside a warm car.

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