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Amazing amount of human labor, or is it labour?

Silbury Hill is a beautifully conical mound about 120 feet tall, containing over half a million tons of chalk, and the highest pre-historic mound in Europe dating from about 2400... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a very big hill built thousands of years ago. To preserve the monument you cannot climb on it, but instead just view it from around 50 yards away. It is possible to go all the way around it by footpaths but that is about it. A must visit and a short walk if you are visiting Avebury.

Thank Matt J
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free car park by the hill. Walk around the monument to get different views, boots advisable! Also walk up the hill to view Avebury, although very distant.

Thank D38lawn
London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Silbury Hill is a testament to human persistence. Built by human hands it is the home to many rare and endangered plants. Although you can't walk on the hill (to protect the plant species), signage tells about its history. Quite an amazing endeavour and part of an easy circle walk in the Averbury area.

Thank Barbara J
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Silbury Hill is a beautifully conical mound about 120 feet tall, containing over half a million tons of chalk, and the highest pre-historic mound in Europe dating from about 2400 BCE. It reminded me strongly of some of the mounds at Cahokia. Before visiting the site, we read a fascinating book by Jim Leary published in 2010. He argues that... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It dominates the land all around and yet holds its mystery to itself. But the hours and years it took to construct - formidable. I managed to convince myself that it was not necessary to climb on a cold day - sufficient to stand and marvel from a distance and inside a warm car.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Well worth a walk out to Silbury Hill if you're visiting Avebury, though there is a car park if you prefer to drive out. It's just a big, man-made hill, but it's truly an impressive endeavor. This is part of the ancient sites in the area that are worth visiting. You can't climb up the hill, though you can see... More 

Thank HollyWorton
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a big, ancient artificial hill created thousands of years ago. One wonders why. But that doesn't make it less interesting (perhaps adding to the interest). There is close parking nearby, but I wouldn't stay there long.

Thank Paul C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is ver mystical and a bit spooky as we were the ONLY people there! And we did not have a ride out! Please make sure if you go! Go with a group and a guide! We were left there without a ride and it is faraway from any other ruin! Make sure you are on the correct side as... More 

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West Sussex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

When you realise that the builders of this were neolithic and probably using deer antlers and shoulder bones as tools you can only be in awe of what they managed. Well work a visit. Best views of it are as you walk up the opposite side of the road to West Kennet Long Barrow.

Thank Animale_7
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Silbury Hill, we are told is the largest man made mound anywhere in the world and it dates back to about 2400BC. And there it sits right by the A4 just a few miles west of Marlborough. Parking space is adequate and has an information board. Although the hill is impressive from wherever one views it we found that looking... More 

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