Tag Archives: Avebury

Walking The Ridgeway, one of the oldest roads in the world

On Saturday I had my first and likely only real day out all year went to Oxfordshire to visit various ancient and picturesque sites.  One of the places I was looking forward to travelling on was the Ridgeway which is … Continue reading

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The origins of Stonehenge are further revealed.

Stonehenge actually contains two different kinds of stones, erected thousands of years apart. The sarsens are the larger silica stones in Stonehenge’s outer ring and center, each about 13 feet high and seven feet wide. There are 52 on the site … Continue reading

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Crop Circles, Tornados and Aliens oh my!

Last week I was looking for a neolithic burial tomb and some ancient stones on Googlemaps.  There are thousands of such places but most people only seem to know of Stonehenge. Whilst I was looking for my tomb and amongst … Continue reading

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A visit to Clava Cairns

Everyone knows I like my history and the older it is the better.  I spend much of my time visiting prehistoric and neolithic monuments. Everyone knows of Stonehenge but there are hundreds of other stonecircles across Britain as well as … Continue reading

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From the prehistoric to the merely ancient

This gallery contains 27 photos.

I’ve had a busy old week and been unwell for longer so was unable to write at all so I hope this collection of photos which I took on Thursday. It was a very windy day and the temperature was … Continue reading

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West Kennet Long Barrow – A 6,000 year old burial tomb

Yesterday I was lucky that I got to spent my Easter Good Friday with two families from Salt Lake City and we went on one of my favourite tours to some of the UNESCO sites near Stonehenge,  Avebury Stone Circle, … Continue reading

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The magic of Avebury Stone Circle and Lacock Abbey

Sometimes when I take out small groups on guided tours around southern England, I get to go to places that I haven’t been too but have often wanted to go.  It’s like those lucky people who love movies and get … Continue reading

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