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A great place - find it by looking for the parking lot on the road

The great number of stone rows, the standing stone over 12 feet high and the hut circles make this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Step back in time

Impossible to imagine who constructed the structures or more importantly why? Visit very early as... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Paul C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Moretonhampstead Road | Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great number of stone rows, the standing stone over 12 feet high and the hut circles make this one of the outstanding Dartmoor sites, and so close to the road. We were guided at first by some local enthusiasts then wandered around the site...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Impossible to imagine who constructed the structures or more importantly why? Visit very early as dawn breaks or at dusk when there is no one else around. A strange peaceful primeval feeling can happen!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Our explorations of Dartmoor started in Tavistock, so our first stop was to see Merivale. Unfortunately this did not afford us a chance to read about the stones at the Princetown visitor center. Heading towards Princetown from Tavistock the monuments are on the right across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We go to Dartmoor each year and every time I visit Merrivale several times as it's a special experience. Before you go, take a look at the history behind it so you can use your imagination when you're there. Between there and the road are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Peter_Rickards
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Best on a misty morn off season, when you have the moor fields to yourself. Wear your Wellies. Watch the cowpies. Buy a brochure at one of the visitor centers. The site is a bit sparse and hard to understand but it gives you a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Yes, Merrivale is a great place to visit on a day out from Plymouth or Princetown, see the stone circle, it's one of the biggest on Dartmoor, the twin stone rows, and the standing stone. Push yourself a little further and head up to Kings...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Merrivale has a large number of bronze age megalithic monuments that include four elements of a prodigious ceremonial centre: stone rows (including a double stone row), stone circles, standing stone (menhir) and burial cairns and is situated above the River Walkham on the western slopes...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Chill281
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A set of ancient stone structures in what is now near-empty moorland. Fascinating and a teeny bit spooky! Near the road and a short walk from the nearest car park.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ian s
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place has a palpable feel of ancient times, even on a sunny day. I have been there in the sun, in the rain, and also at sunrise on May Day. Who erected these and why? Why in a straight line? Processions, roads, directions? Such...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank locallady49
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Saw these walking from Merrivale to Kings Tor and beyond. There are many ancient stone rows and other structures on Dartmoor and this is one of the better ones.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kalo_Chorio
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