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Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village

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Making History Feel Real

A real sense of how it was to live here with good information and stunning views, well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicola D
Worth a visit

So, on a day trip to St Mary's, you only have 4 and a half hours. No problem. Get the bus (£2) to... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real sense of how it was to live here with good information and stunning views, well worth a visit as part of a walk, take time to soak it up

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nicola D
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Bant's Carn burial chamber might be 4,000 years old but to be honest it wasn't much to see! Located close to the Telegraph road bus stop (£2 and 5 minutes out of Hugh town) down an unmarked path it is easily found. Close by is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Rick W
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

So, on a day trip to St Mary's, you only have 4 and a half hours. No problem. Get the bus (£2) to Telegraph, and walk back (2 hours max ) stopping at this amazing site.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dom682014
Reviewed July 21, 2019

If you are interested in ancient history this is a good site to visit, with information boards. The burial chamber is at the top of the hill with the remains of the ancient settlement lower down.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OlwenCapper
Reviewed July 8, 2019

St Mary's has lots of interesting walks and this one to a prehistoric site is worth doing. The Visitor Centre in Hugh Town has leafets describing many of the walks and we did this one as part of our search for the best apple strudel...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Andy H
Reviewed July 2, 2019

hired a golf buggy and parked up for the walk to Bants. we saw a white rabbit , very magical place with really fab views .lots of areas to explore and wildlife to see, loved it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carol M
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The burial mound and the village are well preserved and maintained. The views from the burial mound are excellent. The noticeboards at the bottom of the site provide a brief history of the development of the village and its later demise. Probably the most visually...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sightsee294230
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Been to this tranquil spot twice on my recent visit to St Mary’s. Beautifully kept and fascinating historical spot makes a great picnic spot.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Roz A
Reviewed June 1, 2019

All really fascinating, particularly the burial chambers. Well worth visiting, suggest it's done over two days.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank margaretdk
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Fascinating glimpse into the past. Original and authentic piece of history of the island but what makes it a must see experience is the stunning location. With views across St Mary's and other off islands, it's got one of the best views on Scilly.

Date of experience: April 2019
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