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Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Hugh Town
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

There are signposts directing you to the site, but you should have a decent map as the signs sometimes aren't as plentiful or definitive as they could be. However, once you get there, and if it is a fine day, this is a fascinating site. There are enough walls and enclosures left for you to get an idea of what it must have been like for the ancients who lived there, even though the sea has risen significantly. You can also walk inside one of the burial chambers, so a great photo opportunity. Unless there is a school trip, there is unlikely to be many people around to spoil the peace of the location.

Thank Toby B
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

I have been several times before, it quite a steep walk back up but well worth it. So peaceful and amazing to think it has been here for thousands of years.

Thank 209011Carol
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just brilliant and like going back thousands of years in time. Well done to those who so carefully care for and protect this important site.

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We walked along the coast from St Marys in a howling gale but with bright blue skies. This made the sea look spectacular as we gazed across to Tresco and St Martins. It really is the best way to get to the burial chambers (there are over 80 on the island). You can complete your walk by calling in for flowers at Trenoweth farm, lunch at Juliets Garden (in the summer) and a stroll through the nature trail at the bottom of the hill.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Walking from Juliets Garden around the coast you come to this ancient place. It is well kept and the grazing policy of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has done wonders for opening up the slopes around the coast line. There is something special about the area and you cannot walk past without thinking of the people who lived here all those centuries ago. What would they think of us today?

Thank ValW350
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