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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 Necropolis.
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 was an interesting place to visit. There are some lovely walks around the Hill but also great views of Silbury Hill from many different points. I would recommend having a look online for some...  more »
  • Truly stunning and moving place - recommend 'On Silbury Hill' by Adam Thorpe to give you a real flavour off what to expect or a reflection after your visit. We live locally, but each time we visit or....  more »
  • So interesting to see, as it's visually breathtaking - especially as it's entirely man made and impressive. Do go and see it for yourself! x
  • One of the most prominent, mysterious and magnificent of the ancient structures still existing in the British Isles. Lying between the Ridgeway, West Kennet long barrow and the Avebury stone circle complex it sits at the centre of British mysticism and, together with sites such as Glastonbury and Stonehenge, the effort involved in its creation beggars belief and it's true purpose remains a mystery

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