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Badbury Rings Hill Fort

Blanford Road, Shapwick, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, DT11 9JL
Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort first constructed around 800 BC. Located near Shapwick, it's where two ancient Roman roads once intersected and is reputed to be the site of the legendary battle fought…

Arthur’s Stone

Arthur's Stone Lane, Dorstone, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, HR3 6AX
This is a neolithic dolmen from an ancient burial chamber and dates back to around 3000BC. It is estimated that the capstone weighs 25 tonnes. In folklore it's believed to mark the place where the…

Broch of Gurness

Point of Hellia, Evie, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom, KW17 2NH
The Broch of Gurness - also known as Aikerness Broch - was an Iron Age tower house and surrounding settlement dating back to between 500 and 200BC. It's located on a square-shaped headland on the…

Avebury Stone Circles

High Street, Avebury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SN8 1RF
The Avebury Neolithic stone circles are actually larger than Stonehenge and just as mysterious. Dating back to 2600 BC, the complex comprises of the main circles, cove, two ceremonial avenues and numerous barrows, tumuli's and…

Bryn Celli Ddu

Llanddaniel, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom, LL61 6EQ
Bryn Celli Ddu is one of the finest examples of a Neolithic (stone age) 'passage tomb' in Wales and can be entered and explored.  It is situated on the island of Anglesey, dates back to…

Belas Knap Long Barrow

Corndean Lane, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, GL54 5AL
Belas Knap is an ancient long-barrow or Cotswold Severn Cairn from the Neolithic period (c.2000BC) located on Cleeve Hill near to the town of Winchcombe. Featuring five burial chambers, It's well worth the somewhat difficult…

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill, The A4, Avebury, West Kennett, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SN8 1QH
Why would prehistoric man go to the effort of building an artificial mound that is 131 ft high with a base of more than five acres and using more than 248,000 cubic metres chalk, clay…

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber and Dolmen

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA41 3TZ
The Pentre Ifan dolmen is located three miles southeast of the well-known town of Newport in North Wales. The name 'Pentre Ifan' literally translates as 'Village of Ivan' and this ancient monument is considered to…

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle Road, Martinstown, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, 5DT2 9EY
Maiden Castle is arguably the finest example of a Hill Fort in Britain and is found in Dorset - the heart of Thomas Hardy Country and was built around 600 BC. Archaeological excavations that were…

Jarlshof Settlement

Sumburgh Head, Shetland, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, ZE3 9JN
This has to be Scotland's most famous prehistoric archaeological site. The excavation of Jarlshof (pronounced yarlz-hoff) can be found in the far north of Scotland, on the southern tip of the Shetland Islands. This exceptional…

Lanyon Quoit

Morvah Rd, Bosullow, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, TR20 8NY
Lanyon Quoit is situated northwest of Penzance on the road between Madron and Morvah and is clearly visible from the road. It is part of a vast Neolithic complex located in the area that also…

Men-an-Tol Stones

Morvah Rd, Bosullow, Penzance, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, TR20 8NX
The Men-an-Tol is a small, but important, collection of Neolithic standing stones located near to the town of Morvah in Cornwall.  The term 'Mên-an-Tol' is old Cornish and literally translates as "The Hole Stone". The…

Stonehenge

Stonehenge Centre, A344 Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, SP4 7DE
Stonehenge is Britain's most important ancient monument and has been recognised as such throughout history. It's certainly one of the UK's most important tourist destinations and attracts about 900,000 visitors every year (*1) generating about…

West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennet, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, SN8 1QH
West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the One of the largest Neolithic burial Chambers in Britain.  This fascinating Neolithic site was once used as a burial chamber over five millennia ago, with around 50…

Balbirnie Stone Circle

Tofthill (road), Balbirnie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, KY7 6NX
Balbirnie Stone Circle dates back to around 2800BC and once had ten stone megaliths but only eight remain today. Originally known as the Druids Circle it had to moved by roughly 125 metres to make…

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