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Durrington Walls, Amesbury

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Durrington Walls is the site of a large Neolithic settlement and later henge enclosure located in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in England. It lies 2 miles (3.2 km) north-east of Stonehenge in the parish of Durrington, just north of Amesbury.

Between 2004 and 2006, excavations on the site by a team led by the University of Sheffield revealed seven houses. It has been suggested that the settlement may have originally had up to 1000 houses and perhaps 4,000 people, if the entire enclosed area was used. The site was settled for about 500 years, starting sometime between c.2800 and 2100 BC.
The site may have been the largest village in northern Europe for a brief period. At 500 metres (1,600 ft) in diameter, the henge is the second-largest palisaded enclosure in Britain after Hindwell in Wales. Evidence suggests that it was a complementary monument to Stonehenge.
In 2020, a geophysical survey uncovered a 1.2-mile-wide (1.9 km) circle of 10-metre (33 ft) Neolithic pits at the site, making it Britain's largest prehistoric monument.
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  • Located just to the North side of Woodhenge, Durrington Walls is a large earthen works in the greater Stonehenge landscape - another of the lesser known sites - but still very important from a...  more »
  • Every visits nearby Stonehenge, but Durrington Walls and Woodhenge are part of the story of the landscape! Most visited by car but can be walked to from Stonehenge within an hour. An important place.....  more »
  • 5* for its age and amazing history. In order to be impressed by the site, though, one must arrive well prepared. Read about the area ahead of your trip - it really helps to get a proper feeling of satisfaction by the visit.
  • Lovley place shop is a bit pricy tho.

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