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Stanton Drew Stone Circles

Address: Stanton Drew, Bristol, England
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Ranked #54 of 94 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Amazing, this complex of 3 circles is wonderful and only 3rd in size after Stonehenge and Avebury. Those other 2 places are swarming with tourists, here you may find yourself alone. Excellent parking right outside. Well worth a visit if you are in to this sort of thing.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Stone Circle,The Cove, Stanton Drew are in relation to Bath, two 'local' ancient monuments? In a area where there are a lot of such monuments, sites, one is spoiled for choice: where to go? The sites not being 'developed', benefits them, appear more 'natural' in relation to landscape, The 'Stone Circle' is a little way out from the village,... More

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Hampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a stone circle tucked away that you can wander around at will. Honesty box for £1 a visitor. Would have liked to have seen some kind of information board at the entrance telling visitors about the history.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took grandchildren to see the Circles but we couldn't see any information at the sight as to the history of them.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A wide circle of short standing stones, or stones that had fallen over, in a cow pasture. The neat thing was to be able to get right up to the stones, if the cows don't mind you being there. Watch your step, though, and wear shoes that can withstand long, wet grass.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Took a detour after lunch to have a quick look. Very quiet which was nice, not very impressive although my husband was very interested. Ok to visit if nearby but wouldn't make a special journey. At £1 each it's a cheap tourist attraction!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Hidden away and very quiet, the stone circle is more interesting to read about (good notes provided) than actually to see. The stones are in a field with cows so not everyone is brave enough to visit them all. If the historical assumptions are correct, the circle must really have been something in its day. Not expensive at £1 in... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Interesting to visit if you are nearby. Ancient stones in a field with cows. Conceptually similar to Stonehenge but less well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I'm someone who likies a good stone cirlce, adn the Stones at Stanton Drew are wonderful. Smaller by a magnitude than Stonehenge or Avebury but it's not as burdened by tourists. Indeed unless the local Druids are there you might find yourself alone among the stones, some upright, a few toppled and of course many only remaining as bases (the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a lovely, special place. Now that Stonehenge (more visually impressive but it's become such a remote experience) is all fenced off and you can't get up close to the stones, this is a great place to see - and touch - a real stone circle and soak up the atmosphere. There aren't flocks of visitors, either, so it's... More

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