Most people have heard of Stonehenge and
Avebury and some may be able to name a few other stone circles, however there
are very many more, nearly a thousand survive, while many have been lost.
There are still many more undiscovered or
undocumented, and some new ones being created.
No one today knows what they were all for, or
what they all are, you will see many theories, including calendars and
planetary predictors, energy control systems and witchcraft, with the old fall
back of ceremonial use being dropped in where we don't really have a clue.
We decided to cover this in some depth, and we
have location guides and articles.
circles of Britain,
is an introductory article looking at what they are, what they may have been
used for and covers a range of theories without settling on any one. This is a
good place to start.
National Grid is a page looking at how to convert the ordnance survey grid references into
other coordinates, and use them to access the same locations in other mapping
and aerial photography sites like Google Maps. You can also convert it to a
postcode. You may also find this useful if you want to use a Satnav to get you
near to the location using the postcode or exactly there using the latitude and
longitude. This page also has links to gazetteers, and some other information
that may make finding places easier. It also explains a little about the
mapping system and maps available.
A selection of stone circles,
lists some of the stone circles in England, Scotland and Wales that a variety of
people have recommended, and gives the county, nearest place and a grid
reference. Sites we have featured are linked from this page.
world famous and unique, very much on the tourist trail.
the largest and
most spectacular, popular with tourists, but less restrictions and being such a
large site, you don't notice the numbers.
after Avebury, not visited by many, you are likely to be on your own when
visiting, far more natural and not reconstructed. 3 circles including very large
circle, and one with very large stones, an avenue, another feature with large
stones, a small circle and another group of stones conveniently situated
in the garden of a pub nearby. The main circle has its own magnetic field. This
site is easy to get to, but you will find you spend a lot longer here then you
Rollright - Oxfordshire
nearly complete ring of stones weathers into interesting shapes. Two other nearly
groups of stones.