Belas Knap Long Barrow

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Winchcombe , England
near Charlton Abbots
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Dating from around 3000 BC, Belas Knap is one of the country’s best-preserved neolithic burial chambers, with a ‘false’ portal leading to nowhere. The remains of 31 people were found when its four chambers were excavated. At 290m, views across Sudeley Castle and the surrounding countryside are breathtaking. The barrow can be accessed from Winchcombe by a 2½-mile hike south along the Cotswold Way. Alternatively, park on Corndean Lane and take a steep 0.5-mile walk up across fields.