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. Plan to visit Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village during your Hugh Town vacation using our convenient Hugh Town vacation planner.
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  • We went here on a dry - but freezing cold day, walking by road to get there, but returning by the coastal path. Off road paths were very muddy and slippy, so not very accessible in March 2018. Easy to...  more »
  • Amazing site to visit ....... very atmospheric and well looked after . Well signposted, so easy to get to, although involves some walking ......  more »
  • We came upon this site when on a walk in the northern part of St Mary's. A fascinating piece of history with marvellous views over the sea and other islands. Please don't miss this if you are in the I...  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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