West Kennet Long Barrow


West Kennet Long Barrow From Above

Free and open to the public 24Hrs, West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the largest and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked.

Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site it is privately owned but is managed by The National Trust on behalf of English Heritage.

Although the peoples who built this Long Barrow have long since passed, it is clearly still in use by a number of people for magical purposes. On entering the Long Barrow you can see all number of offerings left behind by visitors and remains of burnt candles and incense from Ritual use.

Entrance West Kennet Long Barrow
Inside West Kennet Long Barrow

Visitor Information

Parking: Free parking is available in the lay-by signposted on the A4.

Address: West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1QH

How to Find it: There is a half mile walk uphill across farmland signposted from the lay-by to the barrow.

Please note: There is an unguarded drop from the top of the barrow above the entrance. 

Dogs: Assistance dogs only.

For more information Please check the English Heritage Website.


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