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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 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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