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Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Hugh Town
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Possibly my favourite spot on St Marys. Halangy and Bants Cairn are marvellously well preserved and it is fantastic to be able to wander about the site unhindered by fences and signs (like Stonehenge). It is a truly atmospheric place, almost ethereal. The view from the top of the hill is amazing too!

Visited June 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Incredible Seaview”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful natural walk down to ancient village, once you get there, the most amazing views await you, on return pop into cafe and buy the most delicious Cornish Pasties!

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A must-see relic of our ancestors”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Isles of Scilly have many burial chambers and standing stones but this ancient village is the largest and best. We have visited several times and always find it haunting and impressive. It is amazing that it is not even better known. The site is large, beautifully maintained and in a stunning setting. Important information is supplied on information boards.
If you are feeling energetic you can walk around the whole coast of the island (allow 5 to 6 hours as you will want to stop frequently to enjoy the coastal views, rock formations and birdlife). You will see two impressive burial chambers and this ancient village.

Visited June 2014
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“very interesting”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

this is a lovely place to call in on whilst walking around the Island. There are information boards to explain what the stones represent It is a quiet place to sit and relax and to enjoy The view. The only sound we heard was that of a Cuckoo

Visited May 2014
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Intact and stunning”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is well worth the trek and the village is incredible as are the chambers, largely intact with a real atmosphere of our ancestors. I have visited many many times and have never been disappointed and it is never busy there. The beach is close by and there are some great places to beach comb. x

Visited May 2014
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