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Belas Knap

Winchcombe GL54 5AL, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Amazing site

After a beautiful walk we came across Belas Kano Long Barrow. It has been very well restored by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LilJubb
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Norwich
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Worth the walk

We incorporated Belas Knap into a circular 10km walk from Winchcombe and it made the perfect... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicola T
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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Winchcombe GL54 5AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a beautiful walk we came across Belas Kano Long Barrow. It has been very well restored by English a Heritage and is a great place to enjoy the peace & quiet of the countryside and take in the atmosphere of the site. A must...More

Thank LilJubb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We incorporated Belas Knap into a circular 10km walk from Winchcombe and it made the perfect half-way destination. The buriel mound is very impressive to see.

Thank Nicola T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to walk from Winchcombe along the Cotswold Way to see Belas Knap. The first mistake we made was the timing. Like mad dogs, we did it in the midday heat during the recent hot weather. Of course it is mostly...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

So, you need to know, Belas Knap is a jaunt up a steep hill to see something historical. Really it's a large mound of earth covered in grass, but obviously if you are going there you have to be prepared to see the 'bigger picture'...More

Thank Caperry
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Amazing views. A bit of a walk for lazy people like myself, but so worth it. Interesting place, the haunted history of it that I read up before I went was intriguing to me. The information sign was interesting to read.

1  Thank Jordylord
Reviewed April 21, 2017

A pleasant (if steep) walk up from the Winchcombe side of the hill takes you along a ridge with stunning views (including Sudeley Castle as part of the vista) to Belas Knapp. A heavily restored long barrow which is roughly contemporary with West Kennett near...More

1  Thank Clive M
Reviewed April 20, 2017

This dates from around3000bc,this was excavated in1863 revealing26 chambers,a long walk up hill from Winchcombe is rewarded by the far reaching views of Winchcombe and beyond. Wooded areas and open fields,get away from it all in this area.

1  Thank tchell2016
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Let's probably guess that the majority of people aren't neolithic history buffs - in which case once you get to Belas Knap you may find yourself slightly underwhelmed if you're expecting something super impressive. However, if you are in the area and enjoy a good...More

2  Thank James B
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

A short and delightful walk from Winchcombe. Especially recommended on a crisp winters day ! Fascinating facts available at the tomb from the sign.

Thank Stu W
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Steep walk all the way up the the site but well with it, lovely walks in several directions to explore. Can even walk across to Cleeve common if you fancy a long walk, once there the views are amazing.

Thank Jackie G
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