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Belas Knap

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Address: Winchcombe GL54 5AL, England
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Even though it is a bit of hike to get to, this ancient burial mound is...

Even though it is a bit of hike to get to, this ancient burial mound is worth the effort, especially towards dusk when the site becomes magical in appearance.

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Impressive Neolithic Monument

Takes a pleasant 20 minute walk to visit the long barrow, definitely worth a visit for those like me who are interested in history especially ancient British history. The barrow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ross B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Takes a pleasant 20 minute walk to visit the long barrow, definitely worth a visit for those like me who are interested in history especially ancient British history. The barrow is made more impressive by the fact it's almost 5000 years old, still in good condition (you can step inside). Well worth a visit 👍🏻

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Thank Ross B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Whilst revisiting some of our favourite sections of the Cotswold Way, we always make a point of visiting Bela's Knapp. You cannot fail to be impressed with a monument that has been sited on Cleve Hill for around 6,500 years and is so wonderfully atmospheric. The walking and wildlife around the site is stunning and if approaching by car try... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Great walk up to the long barrow, admittedly it was a clear, frosty winters day! Not a period I know a lot about - interesting. Great countryside & views.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely walk with some beautiful hill views. Most of the paths are through fields with lots of sheep around.

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Thank SarbjitKM
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Winchcombe many times over the past few years. It's a beautiful little town and the hub of miles and miles of footpaths and trails. Belas Knap is worth a visit if you're feeling fit enough to climb the hill it sits on. It's a lovely example of a chambered Neolithic long barrow in excellent condition. Make it a... More 

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Hullbridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Really good place to visit, lovely views and waking area. Interesting to look at. You can not go inside just look from outside we spent about 20mins there. It's not a day out but something to see along your walk

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

I am lucky enough to live within walking distance of Belas Knap. A steep walk in places but nothing we couldn't handle! Fabulous views of the surrounding countryside over Gloucestershire and a really interesting and informative place. Nice and quiet at the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Great for a dog walk up from the road, through the woods and onto the field where you then get a spectacular view of Gloucestershire. It's about a steady 20 mins walk up to the top. The burial ground is interesting at the top too. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Kay B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We found this as part of a great walk starting at Sudeley castle in Winchcombe. It's the highest part of a loop walk, lasting three hours, through beautiful typical Cotswold counrtside.

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Thank MrandMrsNomad
Swindon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

It was quite an uphill walk on a very warm day but very worthwhile when we got to our destination. There were superb views on the way.

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