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