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“An interesting collection of things to see!”
Review of La Hougue Bie

La Hougue Bie
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Grouville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Closed until Spring 2018 La Hougue Bie delivers a truly memorable experience that is at once thought provoking and peaceful. The site features one of Europe's finest passage graves where you can learn about life in Jersey's Neolithic community 6,000 years ago. A medieval chapel sits on top of the prehistoric mound and dolmen dominating this tranquil and spiritual site. Unlike many other dolmens you can stand inside the chamber of the passage grave and feel the heart of this place of worship. Visit the archaeology exhibition of the Ice Age Island project which draws on current research to tell exciting stories about how our ancestors lived and adapted to the Ice Age world.. La Hougue Bie has a large picnic area where you can enjoy a day out amongst the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place has a great prehistoric grave, as well as an excellent old church and an interesting bunker. The bunker is dedicated to the prisoners of war during WW2 and telling their story. The passage grave itself is small, but well excavated. The museum is nothing special but worth a look. When I last went here they hadn't opened for the season, but we were kindly allowed to look around the site, but couldn't go into the grave, the bunker or the museum. It's a nice place to go, and there's also a house on the site which was made in the way neolithic man would have made theirs by local families (including mine :D) which is really fun (it's been there for a while, as I was a smallish child when we made that)! If you are interested in history, it's well worth the visit, in my mind.

Thank Mahalath
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Skimmed my head a couple of times getting into the dolmen tunnel but once you're in there it is quite spooky. The museum is dated but full of information and as we arrived they were telling us the new museum is due to open any day now - so it will get better!
The church is also fascinating and we walked away from the site feeling that there is a host of untold stories about this strange little spot. Good to visit.

Thank IanandGilly
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Supprised about the good reviews, although worth a visit, it isn't worth the high cost getting in. Lovely old lady on the gate and if you arrive by bus tell the driver where you are wanting to get off before boarding or they shoot way passed the place. Great views and nice journey there.

Thank 78Cal
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

A wonderful burial mound dating back centuries. An ancient medieval church sits atop the mound which dates back hundreds of years. The German WW II bunker is also a stark reminder of the past.

Thank Nigel L
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have never been interested in geology before but the museum with its rock samples was quite fascinating and after my visit I enjoyed looking out for the various rocks on the beaches. Do take the free guided tour if available. The one I went on explained the history of the whole of the site and not just the passage grave. It was a shame that the bunker was not as the Germans had left it i.e. with food and bedding still in place. Would be nice if it had a proper cafe (but maybe there are too many wasps).

Thank Amanda W
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