Stanton Drew Stone Circle
Less famous than Stonehenge and Avebury, the standing stones at Stanton Drew are nonetheless the third largest stone circle in Britain and have drawn visitors for centuries.
Their obscurity and the lack of any modern intrusions upon their surroundings have protected their solitude and character. Visitors here can wander the fields, picnic at the stones, and wonder why they were ever placed here by the ancient Britons.
There are three stone circles at Stanton Drew. The Great Circle, at 113 metres in diameter, is the second largest after Avebury, and has 26 surviving upright stones.
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14 Apr 2019: Really interesting ruins of stone circles. Friends in the area told us its the third largest stone circle in the UK after Stonehenge and Avesbury. Very accessible, too. You can walk right up and...
8 Apr 2019: Trip from Bristol to this amazing area plus Chew Magna Lake . If the day is dry will really enjoy to walk around the town and discover the little church and lovely chickens that live around.
5 Mar 2019: My wife and I were on a three day break in Somerset, visiting the Mendip Hills and nearby attractions. On the way we decided to explore Stanton Drew Stone circles and Cove . This is the third largest...