West Kennet Long Barrow (Avebury)

West Kennet Long Barrow (Avebury)
The Stone Circles outside the entrance (c) English Heritage

One of the largest, most impressive 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.

West Kennet Long Barrow is in private ownership and in English Heritage guardianship. It is managed by The National Trust on behalf of English Heritage, and the two organisations share the cost of managing and maintaining the property.

April 2010 to March 2011Opening TimesOpening Days
All year Any reasonable time Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, & Bank Hols.
Usual facilities may not be available around the Summer Solstice 20-22 Jun. Please check before you visit  
April 2009 to March 2010Opening TimesOpening Days
All year Any reasonable time Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, & Sun.
Usual facilities may not be available around the Summer Solstice 20-22 Jun. Please check before you visit  

How much does it cost?

Adult:
Free
Children:
Free
Concession:
Free
English Heritage Members:

How do I get there?

Address:
Wiltshire
Road Access:
3⁄4 mile SW of West Kennet, along footpath off A4
Train Access:
Pewsey 9 miles, Swindon 13 miles
Bus Access:
Stagecoach in Swindon 49 Swindon - Trowbridge; Wilts and Dorset 5/6 Salisbury - Swindon (all pass close to Swindon railway station)
Map Location:

What facilities are available?

Facilities Available:
Parking No dogs allowed

Further Info

Managed By: The National Trust.
Parking (in lay-by).