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Photos of a selection of British ancient sites I have visited in recent years.
These ancient remains date back 4,000-5,000 years
to the same time as the building of the Pyramids.

Standing stone near Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall
We visit Avebury, the world's largest stone circle
Avebury
Avebury
Avebury
Avebury
Avebury
Avebury

The Avebury Complex
in Wiltshire
- the world's biggest stone circle

Lozenge-shaped feminine stone on the Avebury avenue
Avebury
The avenue at Avebury
Silbury Hill, part of the Avebury complex
The Hurlers, East Cornwall
Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill
The Hurlers, East Cornwall
The Hurlers, East Cornwall

The Hurlers
in East Cornwall

The Hurlers
The Hurlers
The Hurlers, East Cornwall
The Hurlers
The Hurlers
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria

Castle Rigg in Cumbria
- one of Britain's most
scenically located henges

Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Castle Rigg, Cumbria
Fogou at Pendeen, West Cornwall
Boscawen-un in Cornwall
Boscawen-un in Cornwall
Boscawen-un in Cornwall
Pure quartz stone at Boscawen-un
Pure quartz stone at Boscawen-un

Boscawen-un stone circle
in West Cornwall
- one of Britain's most intact
stone circles with
a unique quartz stone.
It's also the
southwesternmost circle
in Britain.

Boscawen-un in Cornwall
Pure quartz stone at Boscawen-un
Boscawen-un
Boscawen-un
Maen Scryfa, a rare inscribed standing stone in West Cornwall
Men an Tol, West Cornwall
Men an Tol, West Cornwall
Maen Scryfa, a rare inscribed standing stone in West Cornwall
Men an Tol, West Cornwall

Men an Tol
in West Cornwall.
A unique megalith
with a holed stone.

Below, Scorhill stone circle
on Dartmoor in Devon.

Men an Tol, West Cornwall
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor, Devon
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor
Scorhill stone circle, Dartmoor
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire

The Rollright Stones
in Warwickshire

The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
The Rollright Stones, Warwickshire
Lanyon Quoit, West Cornwall
Lanyon Quoit, West Cornwall

Quoits in
Cornwall

Chun Quoit, West Cornwall
West Lanyon Quoit, West Cornwall
Chun Quoit, West Cornwall
Chun Quoit, West Cornwall
Fogou at Carn Euny, West Cornwall
Stanton Drew, North Somerset
Stanton Drew, North Somerset
Fogou at Carn Euny, West Cornwall
Stanton Drew, North Somerset

Stanton Drew
just south of Bristol

Stanton Drew
Stanton Drew, North Somerset
Stanton Drew, North Somerset
Stanton Drew, North Somerset
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall

Tregeseal stone circle
in West Cornwall

Tregeseal stone circle
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall
Tregeseal stone circle, West Cornwall, with Carn Kenidjak behind
Mitchell's Fold, Shropshire
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, on an exact straight alignment with Glastonbury and Avebury (the Michael Line)
Mitchell's Fold, Shropshire
Glastonbury Tor, exactly aligned with St Michael's Mount and Avebury (the Michael Line)
Mitchell's Fold, Shropshire
Mitchell's Fold, Shropshire
St Michael's Mount
Glastonbury Tor
Burrowbridge Mump, also aligned on the Michael Line
The Nine Maidens, West Cornwall

The Nine Maidens
West Cornwall

The Nine Maidens, West Cornwall
The Nine Maidens, West Cornwall
The Nine Maidens, West Cornwall
The Nine Maidens, West Cornwall
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
Uffington, Wiltshire
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall
Holy Well, Carn Euny, Cornwall
The Holy Thorn, Glastonbury
The Merry Maidens, West Cornwall

This is not a comprehensive guide to stone circles and ancient sites.
These are simply those sites I have visited with my camera in the last seven years.
They give impressions of sites rather than a guidebook view.
I love these places: they're always very special, if you just stop to bear witness to their subtle atmospheres.
You come away feeling changed.


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