List of stone circles

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A stone circle is defined as a circular space, delimited by an uneven number of purposely erected standing stones. This is an incomplete photographic list of these stone circles.


County Cork[edit]

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Ardgroom SW – Known locally as "Canfea", located southwest of the village of Ardgroom on the Beara peninsula.
Main article: Ardgroom
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Carrigagulla – About 18 stones located to the north of the village of Ballinagree.
Main article: Carrigagulla
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Drombeg stone circle – Located west of Rosscarbery.
Main article: Drombeg stone circle
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Knocknakilla – Located between Macroom and Millstreet.
Main article: Knocknakilla
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Glantane east – Located between Macroom and Millstreet.
Main article: Glantane east
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Templebryan Stone Circle – Located between Bandon and Millstreet.

Israel and The Golan Heights[edit]

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Atlit Yam (6300-7000 BCE: oldest known in the world, as of 2014) – Located south of Haifa.
Main article: Atlit-Yam
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Gilgal Refaim (4~3000 BCE) – Located northeast of Lake Kinneret.
Main article: Gilgal Refaim


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Odry – Odry in Poland.

United Kingdom[edit]



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Boscawen-Un – Stone circle with a leaning pillar in its interior.
Main article: Boscawen-Un
The Hurlers are a group of three stone circles on Bodmin Moor.
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The Merry Maidens – near St Buryan in West Penwith.
Main article: The Merry Maidens
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Tregeseal East – also known as the Tregeseal Dancing Stones, near St Just in West Penwith.


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Swinside – A near perfect circle located in Lollage Lake District.
Main article: Swinside
Castlerigg – A 33m diameter ring consisting of 38 stones.
Long Meg – Around 51 stones set in an oval shape measuring 100 m on its long axis.


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Arbor Low – near Youlgreave in Derbyshire.
Main article: Arbor Low
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Doll Tor – near Birchover in Derbyshire.
Main article: Doll Tor
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Nine Ladies – Nine stones located on Stanton Moor.
Main article: Nine Ladies


Kingston Russell – An 18 stone Bronze age circle near Abbotsbury. 50°41′18.7″N 2°35′56.2″W / 50.688528°N 2.598944°W / 50.688528; -2.598944
The Nine Stones – A small nine stone circle near Winterbourne Abbas.


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Mitchell's Fold – A 30 stone ring (15 still standing).
Main article: Mitchell's Fold


Large stones, some lying and some standing on end in grassy area.
Stanton Drew – One of three circles located near the village of Stanton Drew.


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Rollright Stones – The "King's Men" are found near the village of Long Compton.
Main article: Rollright Stones


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Avebury – A large stone circle surround the village of Avebury.
Main article: Avebury
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Stonehenge – A World Heritage site.
Main article: Stonehenge



Cullerlie Stone Circle near Echt, Aberdeenshire.
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Easter Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
Loanhead of Daviot Recumbent Stone Circle, Aberdeenshire.
Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle, Aberdeenshire.

Blue cairn circle, Aberdeenshire.

Dumfries and Galloway[edit]

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Twelve Apostles Stone Circle, situated between Holywood and Newbridge, near Dumfries.


Ring of Brodgar – A 60 stone ring (27 still standing).
Main article: Ring of Brodgar
Stanes of Stenness, Orkney

Western Isles[edit]

Callinish Island of Lewis.
Main article: Callanish Stones
Callinish II Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Main article: Callanish_II
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Callinish III Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Main article: Callanish_III
Callinish IV Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Main article: Callanish_IV
Callinish VIII Island of Lewis, a smaller stone semicircle.
Main article: Callanish_VIII


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Moel Tŷ Ucha Llandrillo, Denbighshire.
Main article: Moel Tŷ Uchaf
52°55′N 3°24′W / 52.92°N 3.40°W / 52.92; -3.40
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Bryn Cader Faner, Gwynedd
Main article: Bryn Cader Faner
52°53′54″N 4°00′41″W / 52.8982°N 4.0114°W / 52.8982; -4.0114
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Bryn Gwyn, Anglesey
Main articles: Bryn Gwyn stones and Bryn Gwyn
52°53′54″N 4°00′41″W / 52.8982°N 4.0114°W / 52.8982; -4.0114

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