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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  • August 20, 2017
    Beautifully preserved Bronze Age village and chambered barrow set in a stunning location above the sea. Incredibly evocative. If this was on the mainland it would have hoards of visitors; as it's on S...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Proved interesting, even for the younger members of our party. Some plaques give useful information as to the history behind these stones and a map indicating the layout which proves of benefit when t...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    On our tour of the island with the electric golfcart (!! great do to) we passed the signs to these burial chambers. There is not a lot to see but there are some informationboards.  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.

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