Silbury Hill | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Silbury Hill

  • Marlborough
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

Some English Heritage gardens and historic sites have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the English Heritage website.

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Attraction Information

Silbury Hill, known as the English pyramid, is the largest man-made mound in Europe! The mysterious Silbury Hill compares in height and volume to it's roughly contemporary Egyptian pyramids completed in around 2400 BC. It apparently contains no burial so intriguingly nobody knows who did it, why, or what might be buried underneath... Though clearly important in itself, its purpose and significance remain unknown in modern times. It has been designated an Avebury World Heritage Site, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

There is no access to the hill itself and frankly folks, whatever it was in the making, now it's just a hill. It is a cool hill however with a little mystery attached so if you're driving past it on the way to something more exciting why not stop off and point it out to the munchkins? There's a small amount of free car parking on hand and you may walk your dogs in the surrounding area (but not up the hill) so it could be a good stop to stretch everyone's legs mid journey!

Why not take a pad and pencil each and compare ideas of who made it and what for, or what could be buried in the centre! Great for getting little imaginations going.

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Opening hours

Viewing area during reasonable daylight hours. Strictly no access to the hill itself.

Pricing

Free to all!

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF, England

Phone number

01672 539250

Map

Website

Click here to visit Silbury Hill's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Silbury Hill has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Silbury Hill has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Silbury Hill has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Silbury Hill has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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