Coldrum Longbarrow
Coldrum Longbarrow
An almost intact Neolithic long barrow in the Medway Valley of Kent. The barrow is probably the best preserved in Kent; it measures an impressive 30 metres long by 18 metres wide (about 95 feet by 55 feet), and is surrounded by 15 sarsen stones arranged in a circle. When the site was excavated in the early 20th century the bones of 22 people were found. These remains can now be seen at the Maidstone Museum.
The nearest car park is at Trottiscliffe, about 1/2 mile away, and footpaths lead to the site, which is accessible at any time. Fencing has been erected to prevent people climbing on the stones, but you can approach quite close to the barrow.