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Address: Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
Description: A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably...
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.
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Awe struck

Arrived on a winter's day, and a few feet of snow on the site, (got the car stuck in the 'car park'). Even so it was a breath-taking moment for me. As a first visit to this site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Melanie050
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Arrived on a winter's day, and a few feet of snow on the site, (got the car stuck in the 'car park'). Even so it was a breath-taking moment for me. As a first visit to this site, I felt a sense of awe as we approached the site. If you enjoy history, and 'Time Team' you'll love this spot,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was a very quiet spot that we stumbled upon on a very frosty morning. The site is located on private property, so you have to cut through a small, sweet cow farm to get there. There is an honor box for collecting a small fee. Like most ring circles, there is never good signage and you have to use... More 

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Derbyshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You can feel the history in the air.....Simple, ancient site with a place to park and a short walk to the stones, which are laid flat in a large field. No Visitor Centre or facilities- thankfully!

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Berlin, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have visited Arbor Low many times, in different seasons, sometimes when it was busy, sometimes when I was alone, and it has never failed to move me. The fact is that nobody truly knows what compelled a sparse neolithic population to come together to dig the ditches, raise the mound, and move these gigantic limestone stones here. We don't... More 

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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UK
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331 reviews 331 reviews
116 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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St.Ives
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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