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West Kennet

Long Barrow, Wiltshire

The Summer '97 Moot
visit to West Kennet

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I'll start with more statistics: more than 100m long and 2.4m high, this is one of Britain's biggest chambered long barrows, and the 10m long interior chambers are open for viewing. Excavations in 1859 and 1955-56 found 46 burials fo all ages. The tomb may have been in use for 1000 years!

Access: West Kennet Long Barrow is a short uphill walk from the A4, close to Avebury village. Parking on the road can be difficult.

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Rating: General Impression 4, Ambience 2, Access 3

Personal: Bring a torch. (I suppose climbing on the mound made us thoughtless! )

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