West Kennett Long Barrow, Avebury (5), Wiltshire. Location map
 
  View of West Kennet Longbarrow, Avebury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   West Kennet Long Barrow.

This view from Waden Hill shows the whole length of West Kennet Long Barrow with the entrance stones just visible on the left-hand end. It is thought that this neolithic tomb was in use for around 1000 years from when it was built in 3650 BC.

The total length is 340 feet.

 

 

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  View of West Kennet Longbarrow, Avebury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   West Kennet Long Barrow.

This is the entrance to the passage which extends only about 30 feet into the mound. The figure just inside gives an idea of scale.

 

 

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  View of West Kennet Longbarrow, Avebury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   West Kennet Long Barrow..

This shows one of the five chambers inside the tomb. Past excavations revealed that almost 50 people, of varied age groups, were buried within the tomb.

 

 

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  Photograph of Silbury Hill from West Kennet Longbarrow, Avebury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   West Kennet Long Barrow.

The tomb is thought to have been constructed around 3500 BC, and was in use for a thousand years, until 2200 BC, when it was sealed with chalk.

Amanda is sitting on top of the Long Barrow studying the map in the hope that we can find our way back to the car which is down by the road running across in front of Silbury Hill.

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  Photograph of the path to West Kennet Longbarrow, Avebury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   West Kennet Long Barrow.

This view from beside the long barrow shows the path running up to the long barrow from the A4 road (down at the bottom of the slope) and although it may appear to be a long way it's not as far as it looks. There are some nice views of the surrounding countryside from up here too.

 

 

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