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Windy day in June

We visited this site in conjunction with Dragon Hill, the White Horse and Uffington Castle. Luckily when we got there we were alone so it was very atmospheric. Set in a grove of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Worth the walk, when I was there I had the place to myself for a bit. Massive barrow, very impressive, go have a look! Free! Absolutely no facilities (no cafe, no loo, no nuffink: Part of the charm)

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

From the car park you can take a pleasant walk to this Neolithic Treasure situated in a beautifully quiet location. It is an interesting Long Barrow to see, in fantastic condition, with great atmosphere. Your visit can easily be combined with seeing the nearby White Horse, Dragon Hill and Uffington Castle (There isn't an actual castle there). These are all... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited this site in conjunction with Dragon Hill, the White Horse and Uffington Castle. Luckily when we got there we were alone so it was very atmospheric. Set in a grove of trees it is much longer than we imagined. You get a great sense of how it must have been when originally built. Recommended

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aylesbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Interesting and historic. We walked around the mound and took several pictures. It is very difficult to comprehend how long ago this was built.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I never realised Neolithic monuments had their own trip advisors! I really like Waylands as it’s a bit out the way (2.2Km from the car park) which keeps it nice and quiet, most of the others we visited were covered in families! It’s a nice walk, you see plenty of wildlife, and the smithy is well signposted. I’m not sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

"Waylands Smithy" is situated on Ridgeway route around 2km for Uffington Horse. The Neolithic Long barrow tomb is quite atmospheric situated amongst a grove of trees. "According to legend, a traveller whose horse has lost a shoe can leave the animal and a silver coin on the capstone at Wayland's Smithy. When he returns next morning he will find that... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A much longer walk from Uffington that expected but definitely worth it. Just make time and make sure you don't need the toilet! A nice walk and nice views. Can't go in the barrow itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Allow yourself enough time to visit Wayland's Smithy if you have come to see the White Horse. If you have parked at the National Trust car park, the horse and Uffington Hill Fort are 0.5 miles one way, Wayland's Smithy is 1.5 miles in the other direction. If you are here in winter when sun set is 4pm make sure... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Waylands smithy in the vale of the white horse is a secluded and atmospheric historical space. quite a long walk from the car park but signposted so you can't get lost - even if you did the area is stunning so you can still enjoy the views - sunset is amazing on a good day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Ok, now...I love things like this...but I think I made the mistake of comparing it too kennet long barrow....in itself its a lovely little place, shielded by a fence if trees (which by the way take a look at them!) you can climb over it and there is a feel of spirituality here...you can't go inside the barrow but seeing... More 

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