La Varde

L'Ancresse Common, Vale, GY3

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This prehistoric passage grave is the largest and most impressive surviving megalithic structure on the island. It was built during the Neolithic period (c.4000-2500BC) and was in use until the last Bronze Age (c.1000BC). The site was discovered in 1811 when human skulls and bones were unearthed.

There are stunning views from the site over L'Ancresse Bay and the Common. 


Facilities & Amenities

  • Access - via signposted footpath from La Jaonneuse Road.
  • Perry's Guide - 6B2
  • Parking at L'Ancresse Beach
  • On bus routes - 11, 12, 91, 92
  • Close to - Fort Le MarchantMare-ès-Mauves