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Merrivale Monuments

Moretonhampstead Road | Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, England
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Ghosts, spirits, and more

Best on a misty morn off season, when you have the moor fields to yourself. Wear your Wellies... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
danlet
,
Sarasota, Florida
If you want to see how it was built

Yes, Merrivale is a great place to visit on a day out from Plymouth or Princetown, see the stone... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Paul A
,
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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“bronze age” (8 reviews)
“stone circle” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Moretonhampstead Road | Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock, England
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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

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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

Thank Paul A
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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

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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.

Thank ian s
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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

Thank locallady49
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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.

1  Thank Kalo_Chorio
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

A complex of Stone age/ Bronze age monuments, burial cists and standing stones and a Leat, in a fairly confined area close to two free roadside car parks. Only lacking in adequate information from the limited and dated displays.

Thank graeme l
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The stone rows, circles, standing stones and cist burials of Merrivale are a must-see for the Dartmoor visitor. Contemplation of the landscape helps us to connect to the past and understand our place in the world.

Thank Boffin1955
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a fascinating collection of ancient monuments, erected during the Bronze Age, for reasons we can only guess at today. And the setting, on a rather lonely area of moorland, makes them even more mysterious

Thank ian s
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing piece of archaeology not to be missed if you're just going to see the stones go toward sunset - depending on the time of the year , the setting sun will magically fall down the avenue. It's also the start of a great walk...More

Thank DavidCDevon
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