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Megaliths Great-Britain

On the British Isles about 900 stone circles, many standing stones, tombs and grave-mounds remain...

Kaart bijzondere megalieten Groot-BrittanniŽ

(* Monuments marked with * are documented in the Dutch part: "Megasites")

Remarkable megaliths in Great-Britain:

Cornwall:

  • Carn Brea, Neolithic village +- 3700 B.C. to +-3300 B.C.
  • Lanyon Quoit, beautiful dolmen northwest of Madron.
  • Men Antol, northwest of Lanyon Quoit
  • The Hurlers, egg-shaped cromlech, 6 km north of Liskeard, Bodmin Moor.
  • Trethevy Quoit, dolmen, +- 3 km north from Liskeard.
  • ...

Devon:

  • Lower Piles, stone circle.
  • Merrivale, stone circle and stone rows.

Avon:

  • Stanton Drew*, big stone circle diameter 112m (+- 5 km under Bristol).

Stanton Drew, steencirkel
Stanton Drew

Wiltshire:

  • Avebury*, biggest stone circle in England.
  • West Kennet* 'long mound' with chamber, near Avebury.
  • Stonehenge*

Kent:

  • Kit's Coty, dolmen, Aylesford near Maidstone.

Norfolk:

  • Grimes Graves, flint mine +- 2600 B.C.

Yorkshire:

  • Devil's Arrows*, three high standing stones near Boroughbridge.
  • Menhir te Rudston*, highest standing stone in G.B. (+- 8m).

Cumbria:

  • Burnmoor, stone circles.
  • Castle Rigg*, stone circle 41 stones, near Keswick.
  • Long Meg* (en her Daughters, biggest stone circle in North-England.

 

Remarkable megaliths in Wales:

  • Bryn Celly Ddu*, chambered tomb, about 4 km ten southwest of Menai Bridge.
  • Carreg Sampson, dolmen near Abercastle.
  • Kerry Pole, stone circle near Newtown.
  • Moel ty Uchaf, stone circle near Welshpool.
  • Pentre Ifan, dolmen, southeast of Newport.

Bryn Celli Ddu - Wales
Bryn Celli Ddu, Wales

 

Remarkable megaliths in Scotland:

Dumfries & Galloway:

  • Cardoness House, egg-shaped cromlech, near Kirkcudbright.
  • Twelve Apostles*, stone circle.

Argyl & Bute:

  • Ballinaby*, standing stones.
  • Temple Wood*, standing stones and tombs.

Highland:

  • Camster*, passage tombs, northwest of Mid Clyth
  • Clava*, stone circles and passage tombs.
  • Mid Clyth*: Hill oíMany stanes, +-200 stones in 22 rows.

Western Isles:

  • Calanish stone circles, alignment and passage tomb.
  • ...

Orkney-Isles:

  • Maes Howe*: chambered tomb.
  • Ring of Brodgar*, Stenness, stone circle diameter +-52m, 58 stones, +- 3000 B.C.
  • Skara Brea*, Neolithic settlement.
  • Stones of Stenness*, stone circle.
  • ...

(* Monuments marked with * are documented in the Dutch part: "Megasites")

 

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