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West Kennet Long Barrow

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Address: Avebury SN8 1QH, England
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Worth the 10 minute walk

A very hot day but cool and dark inside. Absolutely free to visit. Not to be missed, with a good view of Silbury Hill on the opposite side of the road.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very hot day but cool and dark inside. Absolutely free to visit. Not to be missed, with a good view of Silbury Hill on the opposite side of the road.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Avebury is known for it's Stone Circles which is far older but lesser known than it's noisy neighbour Stonehenge which is a 40 minute drive away. The West Kennet Long Barrow forms part of the Avebury complex, and you can walk amongst and touch the stones.

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York, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this along Salisbury hill and Avebury stone circle. We parked at Avebury and saw those first then walked a route through fields to Salisbury hill and west kennet long barrow. Absolutely stunning scenery and a lovely walk. We managed to the maps to make a big circle back to where we started and walked about 8 miles in... More 

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Southampton
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes, you really can go inside. And walk about on top. Without paying anyone anything. Like many of the sites in the area, the barrow is visible from (and itself has views to) other locations - specifically Silbury Hill and The Sanctuary (Avebury is hidden by Waden Hill). There's an information panel if you haven't got a smartphone or guidebook... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We walked from Avebury via the West Kennet Avenue, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow before returning. The walk is only moderately strenuous and by the time you reach the Long Barrow you feel properly acclimatised to the Neolithic. The Barrow itself sits at the top of a hill and can be entered easily to experience something of the... More 

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Thank Clive M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

You can walk to this neolithic tomb (built around 3650 BC) and even go inside. We walked from Avenury via Silbury Hill and then back via West Kennet Avenue - an amazing march through history. Our children's minds were boggled to be inside a monument so old. It is a steep walk and can be a bit slippery so be... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

A bit of history ,stone age burial mound that has been excavated and the crypts left virtually as they were,several chambers and quite dark ,take a torch to see better.Sit on the mound for a bite to eat. When we were there somebody was disrespectful to the ancient monument by flying a drone,this is not a playground !! Bit of... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Be prepared to walk up a hill and bring a flashlight. You should have some background on this type of tomb or the experience might be lost on you. A great guide helps. We walked up in the rain and wind and I am glad I did but I would not do it under the same conditions again.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Set in stunning countryside. This Neolithic site is well worth the short walk uphill to see. Just incredible.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

A half a mile walk from the road but well worth it. A view that has changed little in 3,000 years surrounds you. Once at the barrow you can walk inside, helpful to take a torch or your phone but not essential as you become accustomed to the dark quite quickly. A link to our past.

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