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Avebury is known for it's Stone Circles which is far older but lesser known than it's noisy neighbour Stonehenge which is a 40 minute drive away.
The West Kennet Long Barrow forms part of the Avebury complex, and you can walk amongst and touch the...More
We visited this along Salisbury hill and Avebury stone circle. We parked at Avebury and saw those first then walked a route through fields to Salisbury hill and west kennet long barrow. Absolutely stunning scenery and a lovely walk. We managed to the maps to...More
Yes, you really can go inside. And walk about on top. Without paying anyone anything.
Like many of the sites in the area, the barrow is visible from (and itself has views to) other locations - specifically Silbury Hill and The Sanctuary (Avebury is hidden...More
We walked from Avebury via the West Kennet Avenue, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow before returning. The walk is only moderately strenuous and by the time you reach the Long Barrow you feel properly acclimatised to the Neolithic. The Barrow itself sits at...More
You can walk to this neolithic tomb (built around 3650 BC) and even go inside. We walked from Avenury via Silbury Hill and then back via West Kennet Avenue - an amazing march through history. Our children's minds were boggled to be inside a monument...More
A bit of history ,stone age burial mound that has been excavated and the crypts left virtually as they were,several chambers and quite dark ,take a torch to see better.Sit on the mound for a bite to eat.
When we were there somebody was disrespectful...More
Be prepared to walk up a hill and bring a flashlight. You should have some background on this type of tomb or the experience might be lost on you. A great guide helps. We walked up in the rain and wind and I am glad...More
A half a mile walk from the road but well worth it. A view that has changed little in 3,000 years surrounds you. Once at the barrow you can walk inside, helpful to take a torch or your phone but not essential as you become...More