West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury

Interia View of West Kennett Longbarrow
Exteria View of West Kennett Longbarrow
Aerial view of West Kennet Long Barrow

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


West Kennett, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1QH

Before You Go

One of the largest, most impressive and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain. Built in around 3650 BC, it was used for a short time as a burial chamber, nearly 50 people being buried here before the chambers were blocked. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site.

West Kennet Long Barrow is in private ownership and in English Heritage guardianship. It is managed by The National Trust on behalf of English Heritage, and the two organisations share the cost of managing and maintaining the property.

Read more about the history of the barrow.

Before You Go

Parking: Free parking is available in the lay-by signposted on the A4.

How to Find it: There is a half mile walk uphill across farmland signposted from the lay-by to the barrow.

Dogs: Assistance dogs only.

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Plan a Great Day Out

The best way to explore Avebury and its various sites is on foot. You should wear appropriate footwear and prepare for the weather.

Begin your visit at the Alexander Keiller Museum to find out about the six sites within the care of English Heritage and their significance, including Avebury Stone Circle, West Kennet Avenue, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill.

Toilets and a cafe are available near the museum in Avebury.

The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

Your support helps in so many ways

Your membership provides valuable support for our essential work, while you can enjoy free access to the beauty and inspiration of our magnificent historic places. 


About us

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

How We Are Funded

Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023. Our confidence in achieving this is based on our track record. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.

  • 66% Self-generated income
  • 20% One off capital grant
  • 14% Government funding
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