Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village, Hugh Town

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Delve into ancient history at Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village, which includes a Bronze Age burial mound and the ruins of an ancient settlement. The village dates from the late Iron Age to Romano-British period, and layouts of the buildings' foundations remain intact today so you can easily picture how the ancient town once looked. The area also boasts extensive views of the surrounding islands and nearby town. The carn--one of many on the Scily Islands--was used for group burials, unlike the cemetery in the village. Getting there is part of the pleasure: a stroll along the beach leads you directly to the site. Using our world travel planner, Hugh Town attractions like Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Perhaps the most impressive and best preserved example of the many burial chambers on these islands. Bant's Carn also offers access to the fascinating remains of Halangy Down Iron Age village, standin...  read more »
  • Whilst walking the coast path we stumbled across this site, and found it intriguing. Very well maintained, and amazing to see this history and has made us curious about knowing more. 
  • So old yet unspoilt, amazing . Great place to walk to and you can really imagine how it was in its day. 
  • An impressive structure in an idyllic location with views across to Samson, Bryher and Tresco.
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