West Kennet Long Barrow* – Avebury
West Kennet long barrow is a magnificent stone chambered tomb dating back to c. 3,650BC. On excavation the remains of around 40 people were found. In c. 2, 500 BC about 1,000 years after its creation several immense sarsen stones were erected in front of the long barrow entrance.
Avebury is listed alongside Stonehenge as one World Heritage Site. They are respectively the most sophisticated and largest stone circles in the world. They lie at the heart of prehistoric landscapes containing numerous ceremonial and sacred monuments.
Within the 25 sq km of the Avebury World Heritage Site landscape there a number of outstanding prehistoric monuments that can be visited on foot. They include the early Neolithic West Kennet Long Barrow (around 3,500BC), the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and Silbury Hill, Europe's largest prehistoric mound whose original purpose remains a mystery. At the heart of the site and partly within the stone circle and henge lies the picturesque village of Avebury. At Avebury you can visit the Alexander Keiller museum and Barn Gallery run by the National Trust.
Avebury World Heritage Site sits within the beautiful North Wessex Downs and is near to the historic market towns of both Marlborough and Devizes.
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