Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill, Avebury

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,909 contributions
Ancient hill
Aug 2021
This is a fascinating place but, unfortunately, the powders-that-be won't allow you to get very close to it. All that you can do is view it from the car park where there is an information board, or the main road. All rather frustrating.
Written 6 November 2021
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kenbaines
Wrotham, UK513 contributions
Why?
Oct 2021
Apparently there have been a number of excavations to find out why this hill was built thousands of years ago. No-one seems to know why.....
Written 15 October 2021
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Www.lovetowander.co.uk
Birmingham, UK406 contributions
Interesting to visit and wonder why it was built.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Best views are actually from West Kennet Long Barrow. The artist's impression at the Hill itself is interesting though and brings history to life. We visited as part of a 3 day trip.
Written 9 October 2021
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Keith B
Coventry, UK710 contributions
Huge man made Hill created by Ancient men.
Oct 2021
Free to see with a roadside car park (plus occasional nearby lay-bys (park carefully as Cars speed by very quickly on the main road)
Written 4 October 2021
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GAlsager
Alsager, UK685 contributions
A must see but limited access
Aug 2021
Another amazing site around Avebury. It's difficult to imagine the time and effort that went into making this hill and what inspired that investment so it's a spectacular site.

Access is relatively limited now, with a car park close by providing access to a viewing area but you can't get right up to the hill. Worth taking a few minutes to see.
Written 24 September 2021
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David D
Worthing, UK160 contributions
Is it a pyramid?
Aug 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately you can't get too close to this ancient chalk and earth pyramid. The car park is about 250 yards away and you get a good view of it with an explanation board provided by English heritage.
Written 23 August 2021
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Mrs B
Cambridge, UK362 contributions
Mysterious hill!
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited this hill having read some information beforehand about the mysterious hill with no burial beneath. It truly is huge and appears to have no significance. The owner of our holiday accommodation said that as a child she played on it but said that a hole appeared at the top rendering it unsafe for people to climb. There is no access to the hill now. We parked in the car park where there is an information board and signposted route to Avebury stone circles.
Written 1 August 2021
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4,956 contributions
Worth a short visit
May 2021
Not really well known, which is surprising as it is near the famous Stonehenge and is the tallest prehistoric manmade mound in Europe at close the 40 metres tall. Without people or a cow to give size perspective in the photograph it is difficult to appreciate the size, but it does stand out from its surroundings such as background large trees and then you appreciate the immense nature of building this 2500 years ago. There is a car park on the A4 immediately adjacent to the site for a close up view or for panoramic the A4361 Beckhampton road but there is no parking along that stretch. Viewing only, no walking on the mound obviously due to the erosion that would be caused. Close to Avebury Henge and Stone Circles 3km away.
Written 7 June 2021
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trin0209
Marden, UK114 contributions
It’s a hill
Apr 2021 • Family
You’re not allowed to walk up it, but quite impressive to look at/ consider the timescales involved.

Plenty of wildlife and well maintained walks around it
Written 19 April 2021
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emma c
Wiltshire, UK75 contributions
Mysterious and Interesting
Apr 2021
This was an interesting place to visit. There are some lovely walks around the Hill but also great views of Silbury Hill from many different points.
I would recommend having a look online for some information about the Hill before you go or after you get back because there are some really interesting facts and folk law involving the Hill.
Its a mysterious but interesting place to visit
Written 6 April 2021
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