Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village

The entrance to Bant's Carn Burial Chamber.
An aerial view of Bant's Carn and Halangy Down Ancient Village.
View out to sea and neighbouring islands from Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NS

Before You Go

Visit the remains of an ancient Iron Age village and a Bronze Age burial mound in a wonderfully scenic location.

Read more about the history of Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village.

Before You Go

Access: Situated in the far north western corner of St Mary’s, the site is best accessed on foot or by bike.

Facilities: Shops, food outlets and toilets are available a couple of miles away in Hugh Town.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. 

Plan a Great Day Out

Bring a picnic and enjoy the breathtaking views over the neighbouring islands.

Walk along the coast to Innisidgen Burial Chambers, set in an equally stunning location.
Discover more about the rich history of the archipelago at the Isles of Scilly museum in Hugh Town.

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