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Silbury Hill, Avebury

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Silbury Hill is a prehistoric artificial chalk mound near Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site. At 39.3 metres (129 ft) high, it is the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world; similar in size to some of the smaller Egyptian pyramids of the Giza pyramid complex.
Silbury Hill is part of the complex of Neolithic monuments around Avebury, which includes the Avebury Ring and West Kennet Long Barrow. Its original purpose is still debated. Several other important Neolithic monuments in Wiltshire in the care of English Heritage, including the large henges at Marden and Stonehenge, may be culturally or functionally related to Avebury and Silbury.
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  • This ancient hill is spectacular to see from the A4 road. You can park quite close to it but unfortunately you cannot get up close or even climb the hill as the site needs to be preserved which is a.....  more
    This ancient hill is spectacular to see from the A4 road. You can park quite close to it but unfortunately you cannot get up close or even climb the hill as the site needs to be preserved which is a.....  more »
  • A wonderful site to view from a distance and various angles and to wonder why it was built. Note - no access onto the hill itself. 
    A wonderful site to view from a distance and various angles and to wonder why it was built. Note - no access onto the hill itself.  more »
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  • Very interesting place / town. Hidden gem. Only thing is that all closes at 5pm sharp, so arrive early or no shops / food, etc.
  • Car park is £2 but if you park 150 yards down the road there is a layby that you can park for free and walk back to the hill. Fantastic piece of history and lots of it in the area

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