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Arbor Low

England
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Ranked #113 of 183 Attractions in Derbyshire
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably between 3,000 and 2,500 BC, consisting of 42 stones in a 40-meter diameter... more » Owner description: A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably between 3,000 and 2,500 BC, consisting of 42 stones in a 40-meter diameter circle. « less
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Such a wonderful find and lives up to its name of the Stonehenge of the North. Would have liked a little more information upon arrival. The signs say for humans to please not walk on the banks, and yet the sheep appear to have full use of them. Perhaps not helping conservation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You cannot get better than this. Views are breath taking. The stones are on an age par with Stonehenge, but they are laid flat, you can almost feel the tingle in the atmosphere of a spiritual place. I could live there, it's so calm and peaceful. Wonderfully relaxing and gives time for reflection. A great place to get away from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is worth a detour and we did just that on a trip via Buxton down to Dovedale. This is an enigmatic henge with recumbent stones, and good views, as well as a nearby barrow and barely perceptible avenue. Certainly worth a look, though not on the same scale of splendour as Avebury and surrounds, or the overhyped tourist trap... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Accessible with some stunning views of the surrounding area this is a relatively basic yet intriguing example of a neolithic monument. Very pleasing to see English Heritage have done some work to make it accessible and affordable to visit with very useful background information. It is certainly somewhere worth visiting when passing, though there is little to occupy you beyond... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Many years ago Nottingham art college took a group of us as students on a mystery tour to Arbor Low, 1967? Walking about there, a neolithic site as big as Stonehenge but with all the stones fallen and no trace of modern visitor centres etc.,I realised it was the thing I had often seen as a model in Derby museum.... More

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

There are lots of stone circles in Derbyshire but Arbow Low is my favourite. Turn off the A515 at Parsley Hay and follow the signs to a farm track. Park sensibly on the right - it is a working farm. Put £1 in the honesty box and walk through the farm yard, follow the signs and read the (informative) information... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

For those with an interest in history this remote place it worth a visit. It is in an area of Derbyshire which is rugged and usually very quiet.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Enjoy a day or a few hours just soaking up the quiet of Arbor Low Henge and the nearby burial Barrows

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Went here after spending ages trying to find the nine ladies circle. Walked through a farm to get to the sight. There was an honesty box at the gate of the farm for the one pound entrance fee. Not much to see once there.

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west yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have visited Arbor Low many times. A very spiritual presence and a truly amazing historical site. Really worth the 'honesty £1' ( which you lave in the box at the farm). I always look forward to visiting Arbor Low when I'm in the area. Fantastic site.

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