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Stone Circles

Below is an illustrated index of the 7 Stone Circles profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.

  • Avebury Henge
    Avebury, England
    Constructed around 2500 BC, Avebury is the largest prehistoric stone circle in Britain. It boasts not only ancient mysteries but a pleasant setting amidst Avebury village and green fields.
  • Callanish Stones
    Isle of Lewis, Scotland
    This atmospheric site on the Isle of Lewis dates from 2900-2600 BC. It consists of a large stone circle surrounding a burial chamber, with four avenues of stones forming a cross shape.
  • Hurlers
    Cornwall, England
    Dating from about 1500 BC, the Hurlers are a set of three stone circles between two hills and two rivers near the town of Liskeard in central Cornwall.
  • Merry Maidens
    Cornwall, England
    Located in rural Cornwall near Land's End, the Merry Maidens are a perfect stone circle made of 19 granite stones.
  • Ring of Brodgar
    Orkney, Scotland
    Dating from around 2500 BC, this magnificent stone circle occupies a scenic location between two lakes on Orkney. Measuring nearly 104 m in diameter, it is the third largest stone circle in Britain.
  • Rollright Stones
    Oxfordshire, England
    This set of Neolithic monuments in Oxfordshire includes a stone circle, a portal-type burial chamber, and a single standing megalith, constructed over a long period between 4000 and 1500 BC.
  • Stonehenge
    Wiltshire, England
    Dating from between 3000 and 2000 BC, Stonehenge is a circle of massive megaliths that weigh many tons, fit together perfectly, and are astronomically aligned.