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Durrington Walls, Amesbury

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  • While the earthen banks and walls are all that can be seen it is well worth the visit to gain understanding and perspective of the Stonehenge landscape. Close by is Woodhenge so you get two sites in o...  more »
  • We visited Durrington Walls as part of a private day tour that included stops at Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle, Lockeridge Dene, West Kennet Long Barrow, Woodhenge, and Silbury Hill. We felt these ...  more »
  • Not worth making a special trip for but if you're visiting Stonehenge then it would be good to go a few miles extra to see Durrington Walls. This is another neolithic monument - a large circular earth...  more »
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  • 5* for its age and amazing history. In order to be impressed by the site, though, one must arrive well prepared. Read about the area ahead of your trip - it really helps to get a proper feeling of satisfaction by the visit.
  • so interesting and must see
  • Lovely place
  • Remains Of Prehistoric Monument Discovered Near Stonehenge - Sept. 07, 2015 "Everything written previously about the Stonehenge landscape and the ancient monuments within it will need to be re-written." Archaeologists announced Monday that they've discovered the remains of another prehistoric stone monument less than two miles from Stonehenge, and it's completely reshaping how researchers understand the history of the area. The arrangement, believed to be about 4,500 years old, was revealed by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project on the first day of the British Science Festival at the University of Bradford. It is composed of about 30 intact stones and 60 fragments of possible stones buried three feet beneath the southwestern Durrington Walls "super-henge" and though to be a Neolithic ritual site. The stones, some of which stand up to 14 feet high, appear as if they were once lined up to form a C-shaped "arena" surrounding a valley and springs leading to the River Avon. None have been excavated, and they were found using "non-invasive geophysical prospection and remote sensing technologies," a press release from the project said. The archaeologists believe this new discovery could predate Stonehenge and presents the possibility that monumental architecture was happening in the area earlier than previously thought. It may also be the largest Neolithic site yet discovered. “What we are starting to see is the largest surviving stone monument, preserved underneath a bank, that has ever been discovered in Britain and possibly in Europe,” Vince Gaffney, who leads the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape project, told The Guardian. “This is archaeology on steroids.”
  • Settlement found near woodhenge.
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