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Address: | Knighton Hill, Ashbury SN6 8NX, England
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Long barrow walk

Its a bit of a walk from the National Trust car park to the long barrow, about 2.5 miles round trip, although the path is pretty much devoid of any uphill walking. The long... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
KevinStewart22
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reading, England
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The good news is that if you want to see this monument you need to walk. It is set along the Ridgeway and is about over a mile from the nearest car park. Sometimes you need to walk to a place to get the atmosphere and to get yourself in the moment. The barrow is over 4000 years old and... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Its a bit of a walk from the National Trust car park to the long barrow, about 2.5 miles round trip, although the path is pretty much devoid of any uphill walking. The long barrow is nicely set in an enclosure bordered by mixed woodland. It has the feel of a quiet country churchyard. The front of the barrow has... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not worth going miles out of your way to find, but if you are in the area, say to see the white horse, well worth a pop by. Well maintained and easy to access, even on horse back or mountain bike.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

From Uffington white horse car park it's a mile and a half hike up to the barrow, but well worth it if you're into your prehistory. It's an excellent example of a Neolithic long barrow and the burial chamber is open, although rather cramped, for examination. There is a single information point for the barrow.

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Thank sharkey777
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went there whilst walking the Ridgeway. Not too sure how you would access it otherwise. Would require a bit of a walk. Car access up there is limited. I found it to be very peaceful and not really spooky like it said in one of my guide books.

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Thank Dolemite600
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This is ok it isn't anything special and took about 5 mins to walk around.... I went with my fiancé and 2 young child ages 3 and 5. After we looked around here there was a nice Walk thur the forest which we all enjoyed more then the stones.

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Thank Emi J
UK
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Worth a detour if you're visiting the White Horse. Not that impressive visually, but it is atmospheric and historically interesting.

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British Columbia, Canada
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723 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

we came with our cousins from their home in didcot, about a 20-30 minute drive away. a lovely warm sunny day. came upon this site along to the right from the carpark, along the ridgeway, an ancient road, now a hiking path, that runs along the beskshire downs. we walked about 60 minutes along the ridgeway before turning to go... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

It is a lump & a bump in the ground, but the setting is superb. Best on a wet & wild afternoon. There is a certain aura about the place.

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Thank DanDanTheBookMan
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

Wayland's Smithy was a real highlight of my visit to the Uffington horse site. I was fairly tired after hours wandering around the horse hills, but made time for Wayland's Smithy. It was definitely worth the aching feet to stop by. A really remarkable site--off the radar for many visitors so it was quite quiet and made for a very... More 

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