Enjoy a puzzle? Believed to have been initally constructed around 5000 years ago the now 30 metre high, man made chalk mound that is Silbury Hill continues to baffle - was it intended a royal burial place (as seen in the Egyptian pyramids), a site for pre-historic rituals and how does it tie in - if at all - to the nearby ancient monuments on the West Kennet, Avebury and Stonehenge?
Whilst it is possible to stop at Silbury Hill unfortunately it is no longer possible to climb the hill itself as this may cause damage to the monument. We recommend a quick visit to Silbury when visiting the nearby Avebury and West Kennet monuments.
Tour OptionsSilbury Hill can be visited either on one of Celtic Horizon's suggested tour routes or build it in to a custom tour around your own requirements - contact us for details and prices.
Please note that we only offer journeys and tours that are exclusive to your family or party: we do not operate scheduled shared tour bus services.
Silbury Hill Websites
"Silbury Hill is an ancient man-made hill located in the county of Wiltshire, England. It is one of the largest prehistoric mounds in Europe and is believed to have been constructed around 4,500 years ago during the Neolithic period.
The hill is a circular mound that rises to a height of 39 feet and covers an area of approximately 5 acres. It is made up of chalk, which was dug from the surrounding area and then piled up to create the mound.
The purpose of Silbury Hill is not fully understood, but it is believed to have been a significant ceremonial site for the people who built it. It may have been used for religious or ritual purposes, or as a burial mound for important individuals.
Despite its importance, the construction of Silbury Hill remains a mystery. The hill was built using primitive tools and techniques, and it would have taken a significant amount of time and effort to construct. It is estimated that it would have taken thousands of people many years to build the mound.
Today, Silbury Hill is a popular tourist attraction and is considered to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in England. It is located near the town of Avebury, which is home to a number of other ancient monuments, including the famous Avebury Stone Circle. The site is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public throughout the year."