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Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow

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Address: Long Rake | Monyash, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1JS, England
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A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably...

A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably between 3,000 and 2,500 BC, consisting of 42 stones in a 40-meter diameter circle.

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A fascinating piece of history

Well worth having a look at this ancient site. Some lovely views and walks around it. Entrance was free, there are some styles to climb over and a short walk from the main road... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth having a look at this ancient site. Some lovely views and walks around it. Entrance was free, there are some styles to climb over and a short walk from the main road to get to it.

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Sussex
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remains of a stone circle in a field beside a farmhouse that does bed and breakfast. A nice place to stay, but you can visit the stone circle staying or not.

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Thank Wortleberry
Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After researching TripAdvisor we decided to nip to Arbor Low Stone Circle after an afternoon in Bakewell/Monsal Trail. The site is fairly remote,with limited car parking spaces (space for about 6 cars) and located on private property/working farm for which there is a charge of £1 per adult and free for children which you deposit into an honesty tin before... More 

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Thank katelpye
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I was just blown away by this Neolithic (Stone Age) Henge in the middle of a farmer's field that dates back to 2500BC. The circular henge has 46 large stones and 13 smaller stones and and two entrances. I just couldn't believe that for 1 pound I could wander around this prehistoric site and try and imagine what it must... More 

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Thank Pechfoodlover
United Kingdom
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are many stone circles and burial mound in Derbyshire but this must be the most important one. Arbor Low is an oval shaped Neolithic Henge with the burial mound Gibb Hill nearby. It is huge, very impressive and you can see why it is often referred to as ‘The Stonehenge of the North’.

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Thank bewrayer
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A prehistoric site high in the Derbyshire landscape, this is an impressively atmospheric place to visit, especially under lowering skies.

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Thank Simon F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This elevated stone circle some 5/6 miles south east of Buxton is well worth visiting. Not only is the circle atmospheric, but there is also a Bronze Age barrow well within walking distance. The circle has large recumbent white stones within a considerable ditch and embankment. From the air it must resemble a large clock face. All information on the... More 

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Thank steveliley
West Bountiful, Utah
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is called the Stonehenge of the North. But, it is on a private farm. There are only a few plaques with not much information on them. Nothing about what was found there or why. There are numerous other burial mounds visible on the surrounding hills. Probably worth a visit as the fee is only £1 per adult, but no... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a quick visit and walk. You park just outside a farm and walk past the farmhouse and towards the fields. There is a little box by a sign asking for £1 per adult. The henge was deserted apart for us so the kids had a great time running up, down and around the place. Nice view from... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

There is a small car park up the driveway to leave your car but space is limited to about six cars. Then it is a shortish walk up the hill to the site. On the way you are asked to place £1 per adult (children free) in an honesty box for your visit. The day we visited the lady came... More 

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