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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  • Interesting site for a short visit whilst touring the island. An ideal stop when hiring a 'scilly cart'.  more »
  • This place was very impressive. The roundhouses were in fabulous condition, the whole site was perfectly preserved and maintained. The burial chambers are completely in tact and the older kids enjoyed...  more »
  • There is a lovely walk around the coastal path to reach the chambers but they are worth the walk. Also try the tree swing if you dare???  more »
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  • Very well preserved ancient village. Loved the views of the coastline from here
  • An impressive structure in an idyllic location with views across to Samson, Bryher and Tresco.