Porth Hellick Down Burial Chamber

Aerial View of Porth Hellick Burial Chamber
Porth Hellick

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


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

Before You Go

The burial chamber at Porth Hellick Down dates from about 2000 BC, and is a large and imposing Scillonian Bronze Age entrance grave, with kerb, inner passage and burial chamber all clearly visible.

Read more about the history of the burial chamber.

Before You Go

Access: Situated on St Mary's eastern side, the site is best accessed by bike or on foot.

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

Shops, food outlets and toilets are available in Hugh Town.

Innisidgen and Bant's Carn Burial Chambers also date from the Bronze Age, and visits to these sites could form part of a stunning walk around the island.

Visit the Isles of Scilly museum in Hugh Town to discover more about the rich history of the islands.

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