Top 10 Amazing Stones Circles Around the British Isles

Top 10 Amazing Stones Circles Around the British Isles

The stone circles in the British Isles are an enigmatic and spiritual heritage from the people, who live here thousands of years ago. Even today these religious sites attract pilgrims of all kinds or people, who are interested in historic and cultural heritage. Check out these ten sites, where most of the stone circles are found.

10. Wales

As a different country, the stone circles in Wales may also seem to differ a little bit from the rest of the findings across the Great Britain. Bryn Gwyn stones are famous for their size, sometimes reaches up to 4 meters!

Why to go there?

Wales itself is a nice area to visit. Beautiful landscapes, green valleys and slightly different culture makes it a nice attraction.

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9. Cornwall, England

Cornwall being one of the most beautiful areas of the British Isles, known to attract the artists, who have put a lot of effort trying to capture the elusive beauty of the staggering shores and the sea. Meanwhile the numerous stone circles scattered around the area attract pilgrims from all walks of life.

Why to go there?

Besides the circles, visit the inspiring shoreline, which is famous for its beauty.

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8. Cumbria, England

Posited in the northern part of the country, Cumbria is very popular among the tourists. Its rich historic and cultural heritage as well as beautiful unspoiled nature, lakes, enigmatic valleys can be explored on various guided tours. Meanwhile the many circles scattered around, were made by the mysterious Druids in the Bronze Age.

Why to go there?

Discover the incredible natural wonders as well as many historic sites, including the stone circles, cathedrals, castles, lakes, parks and many more.

The prehistoric stone circle of Swinside is one of the best kept secrets in the Lake District. The circle is beautifully sited in a farm field near Crag Hall, on the minor road to Broadgate.

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7. Derbyshire, England

Peak District National Park is placed here, which attracts visitors all year round, providing numerous outdoor activities. The county features beautiful landscape and historic villages. The stone circles can be found in parks, which is a nice site to view while hiking in nature.

Why to go there?

The county will attract those, who are looking for unspoiled nature and outdoor activities.

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6. Devon, England

Another county, which attracts many tourists due to its coastline and many seaside resorts. Beautiful coastal villages with their distinct cuisine and lifestyle are attractive to visit during the touristy season.

Why to go there?

Devon’s prehistoric well preserved stone circles dominate in folklore, since their true origins are so old and quite obscure.

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5. Dorset, England

The county is famous for its tall chalk downs – dazzling white cliffs, overlooking the channel. Durdle Door is one of the most famous coastline attraction in the UK. Meanwhile the few preserved stone circles are found in quite enigmatic forested sites.

Why to go there?

The beautiful coastal cliffs are a must see at least once in a lifetime.

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4. Cork, Ireland

The largest county of the Republic of Ireland, Cork features largest and most populous towns in the country. Meanwhile, it also some beautiful untouched natural and historic sites. Quite a few beautiful ancient stone circles are found around the county.

Why to go there?

Visit Cork for itself, as one of the most important and largest areas of the country.

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3. Isle of Arran, Scotland

The area features numerous unique stone circles, found nowhere else. Like tall towers of Machrie Moor Stone Circles – an ensemble of six circles, that are found in unspoiled surroundings of the Isle of Arran.

Why to go there?

The island is a popular tourist attraction, mostly for Brodick Castle. Nevertheless, there is more to discover, including the ancient heritage, beautiful nature and the stone circles.

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2. Wiltshire, England

The Stonehenge – the most famous stone circle and ancient monuments – is located in the county. The enigmatic landmark features monolithic stones, that are an enigma to nowadays scientists, who cannot explain, how these giant structures could have been moved by the ancient people.

Why to go there?

The county’s landscape is dominated by beautiful valleys. Meanwhile the Stonehenge, although is said to be spiritually drained by crowds and tourist exploitation, is nevertheless an important site to discover.

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1. Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Tourism is a new and flourishing industry in Aberdeenshire, which is proud of its versatile nature: from sandy beaches and fishing ports, to geological wonders and mountainous landscape. It also features an incredible number of various stone circles, that attract pilgrims as well as adventurers.

Why to go there?

Discover versatile activities, places, historic heritage sites and vibrant cities in the county.

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