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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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Neolithic Henge the most significant in Northern England

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Furbit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We headed here from Sheffield, via Bakewell, swinging close by Youlgreave. Our satnav sent us right off Long Rake (long lane outside Youlgreave) taking us the opposite way up a track to One Ash farm. We used GPS to discover the lefthand turn (which is signposted). Parking is up a track just outside of the farm entrance and a useful... More 

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Thank GregorysgirlWA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

It is well worth visiting both the stone circle and near by barrows. Great views and very atmospheric. The car park is small and up a narrow track way, but there is also some limited parking on the road. The tiny admission cost (as it remains on private land) is well worth it.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Bleak but worth the walk for circle enthusiasts. It is on a farms land and you have to pay a small admitance fee.

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