Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill, Avebury

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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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trin0209
Marden, UK114 contributions
It’s a hill
Apr 2021 • Family
You’re not allowed to walk up it, but quite impressive to look at/ consider the timescales involved.

Plenty of wildlife and well maintained walks around it
Written 19 April 2021
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emma c
Wiltshire, UK65 contributions
Mysterious and Interesting
Apr 2021
This was an interesting place to visit. There are some lovely walks around the Hill but also great views of Silbury Hill from many different points.
I would recommend having a look online for some information about the Hill before you go or after you get back because there are some really interesting facts and folk law involving the Hill.
Its a mysterious but interesting place to visit
Written 6 April 2021
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Klodder
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK25 contributions
Unique experience
Oct 2020
Truly stunning and moving place - recommend 'On Silbury Hill' by Adam Thorpe to give you a real flavour off what to expect or a reflection after your visit. We live locally, but each time we visit or see a new view of Silbury from a walk it is like a new experience. Incredible to think about the ancient people who created this special hill all those years ago. Take a while to consider and imagine......
Written 10 November 2020
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ebbcourt
hampshire344 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2020
It's worth seeing for sure. Basically what you see is what you get and for that reason it would be a good idea to google it as if will enhance the visit knowing the history.
Written 25 September 2020
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71flojo
Newbury, UK154 contributions
Worth a look if passing the area
Sep 2020
Stopped to view this special man made hill but disappointed to find it not accessible to the public with fences to stop getting close & no entry signs. On way back we actually saw several people who had climbed the fences to walk up the hill & sit at the top! There is a car park but costs £2 or a couple of lay bys on the road which are just as good for viewing it.
Written 18 September 2020
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Bill N
Huddersfield, UK44 contributions
Truly Astonishing
Aug 2020 • Family
We came across Silbury Hill quite by accident when we became lost on our way to Avebury. Must have been pure synchronicity as this is the most amazing place.
Easily observed from a lay-by on the adjacent road.
Pictures do not do this place justice.
Rises majestically from the totally flat landscape in a completely unnatural way. Looks otherworldly.
Amazing to think this is the highest prehistoric man made mound in Europe.
Created with no metal tools around 2400 BC. Calculated it took 18 million man hours to create. Equivalent to 500 people working full time for 15 years.
Totally amazing & a must visit.
Written 30 August 2020
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Roganroy
Leatherhead, UK523 contributions
An amazing sight!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Having spotted a rare lay-by vacancy on the main road we stopped to admire this monument. We were pleased to find that aspiring climbers are put off by the lack of access but we found a useful information board on its 2500 year history on the nearby footpath to the West Kennett Long Barrow on the other side of the road.
Written 3 August 2020
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Daisy_May
Blackpool, UK45 contributions
Pudding basin hill
Jul 2020 • Solo
Unusual man made historical hill.
Good view from road.
But no access, so no climbing up for what would be a good walk.
Written 23 July 2020
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Mabel-the-Westie
Wiltshire, UK211 contributions
Campervan in the car park
Jul 2020 • Family
Stopped here for a bite to eat in our small campervan on the way back from our short break away. Car park has nice shaded area underneath trees. A short, flat walk to the viewpoint with an information sign about the hill and it’s history. Lovely spot for a picnic or to stretch your legs.

There is also a nice walk and views of the hill from nearby West Kennet Longbarrow and that’s worth a stop too.
Written 21 July 2020
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Rosa V
England, UK68 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2020 • Couples
Although you can't walk up it, it sure is a sight to see! Definitely worth driving past or stopping to look at. You get a great view of it from the barrow across the road
Written 9 July 2020
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