Stanton Drew Stone Circle

Located in a field just outside the village of Stanton Drew near Bristol (OS Map reference: ST 601634) this is the second largest stone circle in Britain, surpassed only by Avebury. The Great Circle is 113 m in diameter and consists of 27 stones. There are two smaller circles – a 30 metre circle to the north-east with 8 stones, and a 40 metre circle to the south-west with 11.

The site is on private land, with no visitor facilities, for which reason it is far less well known than its impressive size warrants. Admission costs one pound, to be placed in an honesty box.

Below are a few of the pictures I took on New Year’s Day, 2008.

© Christopher Seddon 2008


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