West Kennet Long Barrow

photograph of west kennet long barrow

One of the largest, most impressive and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site.

West Kennet Long Barrow is in private ownership and in English Heritage guardianship. It is managed by The National Trust on behalf of English Heritage, and the two organisations share the cost of managing and maintaining the property.

Venue Type:

Prehistoric site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

All year, any reasonable time
OS Map 173; ref SU 104677

Admission charges


Collection details


West Kennet Long Barrow
Nr West Kennet
no postcode



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