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Belas Knap

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Address: Winchcombe, 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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Our walking map said to head up a steep hill to Belas Knap. We were surprised to learn that is a big mound and burial site. But it is also a bit of a gathering place where we met... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauren K
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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is on the road parking for a few cars. Quite a hike uphill and not well signposted a points but if you keep going up you should find it. Can't see a lot inside but if you are interested in that era of history then worth going to see and for the views!

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Thank Yvonne L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our walking map said to head up a steep hill to Belas Knap. We were surprised to learn that is a big mound and burial site. But it is also a bit of a gathering place where we met some fellow walkers taking a bit of a rest.

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Thank Lauren K
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner was determined to see a Neolithic long barrow and staying close by on holiday we decided to take our little one along for the ride. The long barrow is a good 20-minute walk from the lay by on a small country lane. The walk is all uphill though and can take a while longer with a little one... More 

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an arduous but worthwhile walk on a lovely day we arrived at this remarkable sight. The sense of history and our insignificance in the "grand plan" for this planet hit you as you stand on this ancient but well restored and maintained site. A long and satisfying walk back and a real sense of a good days walk and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

It was a cold wet bleak day but I found it along my walk. Lots of information but if you are looking for interactive activities, tea room etc then fonts. Plus the walk up from the road is steep, really steep and if you are coming at it from the other direction (Cheltenham) it's long and steep. Walking boots required... More 

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Thank Claire S
Walla Walla, Washington
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were walking the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath and had stayed the night in Winchcombe and were walking to Cleeve Hill. It was a very rainy blustery day, so it was quite the hike up a fairly steep hill out of town until we reached the barrow. The trail is marked quite well from the town, but... More 

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Thank John H
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite places to go. After a steep walk, with beautiful views, you arrive at Belas Nap. My daughter loves climbing to the top and peering into the tombs.

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Thank Lauren B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Well worth the walk! It is clearly signposted from the road then you have to take a right when you come out of the first wooded area.

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Thank Mrs-DFR
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

After parking at the side of the road, it's a reasonable uphill walk to reach Belas Knap, but this means you get extensive views across the gorgeous countryside around Winchcombe. It also means the walk back is all downhill 👍 The burial mound itself is well worth the walk. The fact that people were at this site and built the... More 

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Thank jonathan_196510
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

There's limited parking here and at the side of the road so best to go in the morning. Then it's a 30 minute uphill walk,through the wood across the meadow,which is lovely,full of butterflies and flowers,through another wood and your there. Although it's all there and in good condition there's not a lot to see,but it's the atmosphere and situation... More 

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