Circles in Stone – Rollright, Avebury & Stonehenge

Great Minds Think Alike, they say. Perhaps that explains why Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) and Sue (of A Word In Your Ear) have both come up with Round as their photo theme this week. And the A to Z Challenge is ‘O’, too. It can’t be a coincidence, can it?

I love visiting prehistoric sites. Absolutely love it. And of all the differently types of prehistoric monuments, stone circles are my favourite.

During my recent trip to England, I was lucky enough to visit not just one, but three stone circles. In fact, one of my recent Friday photo challenge posts featured a sneak-peek of one these visits, to my all time favourite, Avebury.

Dawn at Avebury, Wiltshire

Dawn at Avebury, Wiltshire

Panoramic shot of the dawn at Avebury

Panoramic shot of the dawn at Avebury

Silbury Hill, another round monument near Avebury

Silbury Hill, another round monument near Avebury

Round barrows beside the Ridgeway above Avebury

Round barrows beside the Ridgeway above Avebury

A relatively 'modern' (450+ years old) dovecot within the stone circle at Avebury

A relatively ‘modern’ (450+ years old) dovecot within the stone circle at Avebury

I also got to the lesser-known Rollright Stones…

The Rollright Stones, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

The Rollright Stones, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

It was already spring in the UK

It was already spring in the UK

…And the most famous of stone circle of all, Stonehenge.

Stonehenge needs no introduction!

Stonehenge needs no introduction!

This was actually my second visit to this iconic landmark

This was actually my second visit to this iconic landmark

Another round barrow, this time beside Stonehenge (with some more on the horizon)

Another round barrow, this time beside Stonehenge (with some more on the horizon)

And I couldn’t resist getting in on the Daily Post’s On Top challenge, either…

A nice view of the surviving lintels On Top of the Stonehenge trilithons

A nice view of the surviving lintels On Top of the Stonehenge trilithons

PS. I promise the full posts on Stonehenge and Avebury are coming soon!

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15 Responses to Circles in Stone – Rollright, Avebury & Stonehenge

  1. DagEnDauw says:

    Last summer I ‘ve visited several of these kind of sites with standing stones in Brittany, but these are very impressive too.

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    very interesting post

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  5. sueslaght says:

    Stonehenge is absolutely fascinating. Appreciate the tour and look forward to hearing more!

  6. frizztext says:

    I like your round dovecot! maybe nice to play a banjo inside!

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  9. quarksire says:

    sure would Luv ❤ 2 visit dat' place sumday! 🙂

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