Devil's Humps Barrows
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are six barrows in total; two of the bell type, two bowl type, and two pond type. The cemetery area is partly enclosed by a ditch. Legends cling to the barrows; one tale says that if you want to meet the devil, all you have to do is run around the barrows seven times.
Other local legends suggest that the barrows are actually the burial places of Viking warriors killed in battles with the Saxons. The ghosts of the dead warriors are said to haunt the hilltop. In actuality the barrows date to the Bronze Age, making any Viking connection a few thousand years out of date.
About Devil's Humps Barrows
Address: Chichester, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: About 4 miles north of Chichester, off the B2141
Photo Credit: Simon Huguet, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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