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Avebury lies at the center of one of the greatest surviving concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in Western Europe. It is a landscape of excess in terms of monuments: longer, higher, larger, more numerous. The circle of ditch and bank at Avebury, cut from the underlying chalk rock, encloses the remains of the largest stone circle in the British Isles. The largest prehistoric mound in Europe, Silbury Hill, stands less than a mile to the south, overlooked by one of the longest burial mounds in Britain: West Kennet Long Barrow.