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West Kennet Long Barrow

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Address: Avebury SN8 1QH, England
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How did they make it? Why? Could we do it by hand today? I doubt it as most of us are lazy so and sos..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How did they make it? Why? Could we do it by hand today? I doubt it as most of us are lazy so and sos..

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Thank Steven H
(Near) Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I should start by saying that my heart belongs to Waylands Smithy, so it would have been high on impossible for West Kennet to wrest my passions away from there. However, bearing this in mind(!) West Kennet was a beautiful long barrow in a stunning location. It was a delightful spot in which to soak up an ancient landscape... More 

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Thank Cazery
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day and we decided to take advantage of it, we arrived at a big spacious car park and walked up to the main area(cafe, museum eg) and had lunch, the café was lovely and the food was great. The long barrow its self had a great walk around the rocks and then up a medium size... More 

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Thank YeOldeChef
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk up a big hill you finally get to it! Great views from the hill and great rhat you can actually go inside the chamber. Not much to see or much information available but still a nice place to visit. We have also been up there at night with torches and our teenage sons...quite a different feeling about... More 

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Thank Claire F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you pull over to park on the A4, Silbury Hill commands the view, but on the south side of the road a short walk along a the path skirting the fields... and you arrive at East Kennett Long Barrow. 5,000 years old and mostly unheard of today as it shares this area of the country with more famous neighbours.... More 

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Thank Michael D
Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Summer 2015. Not much parking on side of road and there was broken glass in layby. ( break ins while visiting monument ? ) Barrow was something I had always wanted to visit but I think a bit too hyped. I love this stuff normally but a long mound with rocks at one end. I thought the inside would... More 

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Thank lisa d
South West England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure my suggestion in the title might be considered odd by some but when you step out of the brightness of the day you can't really appreciate the burial chambers properly. Much of the Barrow is "undiscovered" which adds to the mystique of the visit. Parking is in a layby on the main road (A4) so you may not... More 

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

There is a short walk across 2 fields from a lay-by on the A4 (well-signposted but look out for Silbury Hill on the opposite (right-hand) side of the road) and I would recommend decent footwear in wet weather. The burial chamber is 5,000 years old and is fully intact. It's not huge but you can access the interior which is... More 

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Thank Dakles
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

You could quite easily drive past this place as it is not really visible from the main road. If you go past Silbury hill on your left you are nearly there. If you go past it on your right you have gone too far. There is parking on the road and a nearby car park at Silbury Hill. There is... More 

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Thank Matt J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Took the kids here after the stones at Avebury. Took a little while to find (Google took me the wrong way) but well worth the visit. Took 15 minutes to walk up the hill from the roadside carpark and the views were fantastic.

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