West Kennet Long Barrow
Rising abruptly from the fields just south of Avebury, 40m high Silbury Hill is the largest artificial earthwork in Europe, comparable...
Ridgeway National Trail
This 87-mile trail starts near Avebury village and runs eastwards across Fyfield Down, where many of the sarsen stones at Avebury (and...
Having a pint here means downing a drink at the only pub in the world inside a stone circle. Food (mains £8 to £16) is served noon to...
West Kennet Long Barrow information
England's finest burial mound dates from around 3500 BC. Its entrance is guarded by huge sarsens and its roof is made out of gigantic overlapping capstones. About 50 skeletons were found when it was excavated; finds are on display at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes. The barrow is a half-mile walk across fields from the parking lay-by.
A footpath also leads from Avebury Stone Circle to West Kennet (2 miles), passing the vast earthwork of Silbury Hill en route.