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

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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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  • I spent my last full day on St Mary's walking the coastal path which meant I got to visit Halangy Down and Bant's burial chamber. the site is well sign posted and as you walk up through the village th...  more »
  • Strolling around the island is pleasantly easy and gives no indication of what to expect but you will not fail to be impressed by these structures, not least because of the setting. It really is awe-i...  more »
  • Very interesting location with great views of other In the early spring you walk past fields of daffodils waving in what,hopefully, is a gentle breeze.  more »
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  • An impressive structure in an idyllic location with views across to Samson, Bryher and Tresco.