The Isles of Scilly have a greater concentration of historical sites than anywhere else in Britain. One of the most fascinating is at Innisidgen, the site of Bronze Age burial tombs—comprised of an oval mound of earth hiding a well-preserved, stone-lined chamber. Walk just over a kilometer from Innisidgen along the coast (take a picnic and enjoy the gorgeous views over neighboring islands) toward the Romano-British settlement at Bant’s Carn, a Bronze Age tomb known as an entrance grave, on the crest of a hill. On the slopes below are the remains of an Iron Age settlement that was used for 500 years, until the Romans left Britain.
By Gavin McOwan
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Mc Farland's Down, Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village, St Mary's TR21 0NS, UK
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