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Megaliths of Carnac

Carnac, France
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Carnac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Go on day du Patremony, that is open historic Sites, tours and real access to the site. Good shoes are recommended, give up on trying to get this site onto a camera, buy a book, as all these stones are 3000 together, no angle will fit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very old blocks and wonderful colors of trees in the fall. Everything was very close to our hotel. Very pleasant walking and hiking. Very few cars on the back roads.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You cannot walk around the stones and guided tours were thin on the ground in September. As a result we never fully appreciated the sites as we had only gleaned our knowledge off the internet. One word of advice... climb the old windmill viewpoint. It's the only place you get to appreciate the alignments.

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Southampton UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Quite overwhelming. When you first see the stones it actually takes a while to take in just how many there are and how big an area they cover. Oct to March you can get close to them but in high season the gates to the fenced off area are kept firmly shut.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The site of the neolithic stones known as the Carnac alignments are located in Carnac, Britttany, France on the coast, just outside the village. The site consists mainly of kilometers of seven or eight rows of stones placed at intervals before and after each other and about 20 feet from the next row. The stones vary in size and height... More

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L'Escala, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Brittany was a treasure trove of little known sights and delights. Carnac is the biggest and best known, but there are many beautiful and ancient things to see

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tipperary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

these are some of the strangest historic monuments I have ever seen . they make little or no sense as there are rows upon rows of these stone large and small standing vertically in fields all over this area . but they are must see if visiting even if its just for the photos

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was my second visit to the Carnac megaliths but the previous visit was 15 years ago and I found that my memory of the place as dramatic and fascinating differed somewhat from reality. I don't know whether it's me that has changed - presumably the ancient stones haven't.... Don't get me wrong - it is definitely worth a visit,... More

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Oberrieden, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it's impressiv, to say the least. remember obelix, he'd be proud to see his stone garden... join one of the offial guided tours, only way to really get close to the stones. best walk or bike.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Older than the pyramids -- these are a unique site in Europe that link all the pre-Celtic peoples of Europe's Atlantic coast (in Cornwall, Ireland, Brittanny and Galicia) and worth a wonder round and guided tour if you have the time.

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