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“Fantastic attraction for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Druids Temple

Druids Temple
Knowle Lane, Ripon HG4 4JZ, England
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Ranked #13 of 24 things to do in Ripon
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic attraction for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

An amazing folly, looks as ancient as Stone henge but in reality is much more modern. This stone circle and surrounding rock piles & monoliths is beautiful, set in a wood overlooking Leyburn reservoir its not easy to find but a real treasure for those who make the effort.

On the day we visited we had to wait quite some time for a large group of people who had decided to picnic there ( yes right in the middle, screaming kids and all!!!). Once they had gone however you could easily imagine whatever your mind conjured up for this evocative setting. It's worth waiting for some quiet time without the crowds to get the full benefit.

Once quiet it really did "feel" old and atmospheric, there's even a small cavern and a stone table & chairs. look out for the various guardian rocks and mini constructions which surround the main temple, some are more difficult to find than others but all within a few hundred meters.

Great job, we live over 350 miles away but I think we will be visiting again when we are back up north.
Oh and check out the Bivouak café about half a mile away (reviewed separately)

Visited August 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“One of the best folly's in the land...so much atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Ive been travelling over from Wakefield to Druids Temple for around 13yrs now after a fabulous friend showed me the wonder of the place. I have brought all my Nephews, Neices, all their friends & the best part of my family love it here sooo much. We drive over for Halloween, for WinTer SoLsTice & for a fabulous country walk whenever we get chance for a rest away from our busy working lifes. I travel far & wide to all the Neolithic Monuments & Stone Sites as much as I can but it seems so funny to say, the stones & Folly at Druids Temple have so much atmosphere & the land it was put together on is so lush & full of energy with all the trees & wild life, its an amazing place, we love it however it got there & whatever was there before it all those years ago, the kids in my life become wild & laugh thier heads off when they play there...extra special wonderful place...im so lucky my lovely friend Janu showed me where it is, very lucky infact xxx

Visited December 2013
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