West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury

West Kennet Long Barrow
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Companion824048
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Interesting monument in a beautiful location
Jun 2021
It is a fascinating monument in a beautiful location. We parked easily in the layby and walked for 10 minutes up the hill. We had the monument to ourselves, and even though it only took a few minutes to walk into the barrow we enjoyed a further 30 minutes sitting on top of the hill in the sunshine, looking down over Silbury Hill and watching the swallows catching insects in the fields.
Written June 15, 2021
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Chappers48
London, UK158 contributions
Worth the walk
May 2021
Parked in the small off-road lay-by and took the 15 minute walk up the hill. One small sign and entrance to a small cave. Nonetheless worth the walk.
Written May 22, 2021
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JVP17
Bedford, UK9 contributions
Amazing place
Nov 2020
Worth the short walk, parking is easy and can visit Silbury hill whilst you are there. Soak up the ancient history and vibes
Written November 2, 2020
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ebbcourt
hampshire346 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020
It is certainly worth a visit , however be prepared for circa 1/2 mile walk each way. From a historical point of view it is outstanding. I have to be honest and say I felt a little uneasy inside, that said I would probably go again.
Written September 25, 2020
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Jack Soley
Swindon, UK151 contributions
The sight is worth the walk to the top!
Sep 2020 • Family
After a 15 minute walk to a hilltop, you're greeted with a small but simple cave system with a few signs, not much else. The parking is very limited but there's a little more across the road in case you're caught out, but the caves are really cool on an especially hot day and free of any litter!
Written September 19, 2020
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71flojo
Newbury, UK154 contributions
Interesting to visit the chambers
Sep 2020
Nice 10-15 min walk from lay by mostly uphill to the Long Barrow which has large stones at the entrance where you can squeeze past to enter the chambers. It is very dark inside but can see several rooms branching off. Worth a look inside. Standing on the top of the site is a lovely view of Silbury Hill in the distance.
Written September 18, 2020
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Barbara T
Abingdon, UK488 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020
Interesting and atmospheric, though not a huge amount to see. There's an info board with the facts. It's larger than I thought, but you can only go in a little way and the chambers are all shut off. It's an uphill walk from the road - about 10 minutes, but not too steep.
Probably best visited as part of a walk/trip to the whole area, including the stone circle and Silbury Hill.
Written September 15, 2020
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Molly N
42 contributions
Visit to Avebury
Sep 2020
A MUST see, really atmospheric. Its a short walk up the hill,we had done a circular walk from Avebury via the Sanctuary, Silbury Hill and then back to the stones
Written September 12, 2020
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Dragonlady
Ljubljana, Slovenia184 contributions
Worth the visit
Aug 2020 • Friends
Nice walk up the hill and interesting place to visit. There is a nice view of the Silbury Hill from top of the barrow.
Written September 6, 2020
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Roganroy
Leatherhead, UK523 contributions
Well worth the short walk from the main road lay-by
Jul 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to find a space in the small lay-by near Silbury Hill and the uphill walk to the barrow was a delight, with wonderful views of Silbury Hill and the Wiltshire countryside visible for miles. The barrow is huge, with giant portal stones on the hilltop position. Inside you can see several side chambers where 36 burials were discovered. They date back an amazing 5500 years! Hard to believe.
Written August 3, 2020
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