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Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow

August 1, 2019 at 18:30

West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic chambered tomb which lies on a chalk ridge to the south of Silbury Hill.   

Silbury Hill is the largest artificial mound in Europe and dates to the Bronze Age, it apparently contains no burial and its purpose remains unknown.  Walking is not permitted on the hill itself, but you can find some good locations for photographs on the adjacent paths.

West Kennet long barrow lies to the south of the main road and is a half-mile walk uphill along a footpath, which is signposted from the lay-by.

Please note: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in its care, which applies to both of these sites.

     Meet:  6.30pm at the lay-by, 8-8.30 at the Red Lion 

How to get there

Free parking for around 15 cars is available in the lay-by on the A4 near Silbury Hill.   If you’re feeling energetic it is possible to walk to these sites from Avebury

If you are coming as a guest, please make sure you introduce yourself.

Pub – The Red Lion, Avebury 


August 1, 2019


Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow
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