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Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village

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Fairly good interpretation boards but would have like a bit more detail - well worth the walk to see prehistory spanning several centuries.

Reviewed 1 September 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fairly good interpretation boards but would have like a bit more detail - well worth the walk to see prehistory spanning several centuries.

Thank austefan
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

and awesome place to visit if you like to feel immersed in history, this place is bigger than you think.

Thank richard M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Incredible to think that this could have been built so long ago. It stands in a lovely meadow overlooking the ocean

Thank Borgy44
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I walked the Coast Path around St Mary`s. There are so much to see everywhere on this beautiful island. But I had a long stop at Halangy and Bant`s Carn. Halangy ancient village is a very interesting place.And so peaceful and beautiful. Bant`s Carn is one of at least 80 Entrance Graves at the Isles of Scilly.

Thank Arild R
traveling cat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

excellent ruins and great views from the hilltop. good family place as several families were there enjoying a picnic when we visited. directions to get there weren't the greatest, we thought, but we did find it. two good interpretive signs.

Thank carpefeline
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

One of the best preserved pre-historic sites that I have seen. Well signed and explained with an understandable layout.

Thank Martin G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Two mile walk from town sent in a wonderful location with fantastic views overlooking Tresco and St. Martins

Thank Birdfinders
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Lovely laid out ancient village foundations and Bant's Carn is interesting too. The boys...(4 and 2 ) loved it and the views are great. Surprised to see all the dog poo and cars driven there now but nowt stands still.

Thank Andy K
South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We parked near the telegraph tower and made the hike down to the sites...about a 15-20 min hikes, Not too steep or rugged til you get to the village, then it is pretty steep to get down to it. Was just unbelievable to be there ...still so evident what rooms/houses were where. Just remarkable to be standing "in" such ancient... More 

Thank hcvoyageuse
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Very interesting historical site pertaining to the island's history. Extremely well laid out and maintained. Perfect spot to pause and wander round whilst walking round St Mary's.

Thank katherine153

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