This site is devoted to a ten year (so far!) obsession with the megaliths of the British Isles. I have attempted to cover slightly less well known monuments which do not occur frequently amongst the web sites I have visited. However, the most popular are often thus for a very good reason, so there is overlap (especially since I've just been to Orkney!!) As is apparent below, the sites are arranged geographically. As a consequence of living in Wales and having Irish ancestry, there is an understandable bias in the areas covered. I have attempted to give some idea of accessibility and impressiveness (not always the bigger the better!). Some sites included here are on private land. Whatever your views on open access, please respect land ownership: from bitter experience it makes life easier for visitors after you!

UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO SOME LINKS AND SITES CURRENTLY MISSING

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Stones of Ireland Stones of England

(Coming soon.....)

Stones of Wales Stones of Scotland

Ireland

County   Nearest Village/Town Grid Reference
Galway The Turoe Stone   M030 223
Clare Poulnabrone Dolmen Kilfenora  
Limerick Lough Gur Stone Circle   R640 410
Cork Ardgroom SW Stone Circle   V709 553
  Ballyvackey Stone Circle Clonakilty W344 427
  Bohonagh Stone Circle Ross Carbery W308 368
  Castlenalacht Stone Row Brinny W486 609
  Derreenataggart Stone Circle   V665 463
  Drombeg Stone Circle Glandore W246 352
  Keilkill Megalithic Complex   W055 555
  Kilmackowen Standing Stone   V680 495
  Kilmackowen Wedge-Tomb   V680 494
  Reenascreena Stone Circle Ross Carbery W264 411
  Templebryan Stone Circle Clonakilty W389 437
Kerry Bee-Hive Huts, Fahan    
  Drombohilly Stone Circle   V790 607
  Gallarus Oratory    
  Kenmare Stone Circle In Kenmare! V907 707
  Uragh Stone Circle   V832 635
Waterford Gaulstown Portal Dolmen    
  Knockeen Portal Dolmen    
Meath Newgrange    
  Dowth    

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Wales

County   Nearest Village/Town Grid Ref.
Gwent Harold's Stones In Trellech GR498 052
South Glamorgan Tinkinswood Long Cairn    
  St. Lythan's Long Cairn    
West Glamorgan Parc Cwm Long Cairn Parkmill  
  Sweyne's Howes Burial Chamber Rhossilli  
Powys Carreg Waun Llech   SN164 171
  Waen Lleci Standing Stone   SN 855 215
  Maen Llia Standing Stone Ystradfellte SN924 193
  Maen Madoc Standing Stone Ystradfellte SN918 157
  Saith Maen Stone Row Pen y Cae SN833 155

 

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Scotland

I was recently treated to a spell in the Orkney Isles as a 40th birthday present (a dream come true!!) Here are links to snapshots of some of the places we visited.

(More sites, images and detailed information to follow at a later date!!)

Mainland Orkney Stones of Stenness
  Ring of Brodgar
  Maes Howe Chambered Cairn
  Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn
  Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn
  Watch Stone
  Skara Brae
Hoy Dwarfie Stane
Rousay The Langsteen Standing Stone

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Contact Information

Electronic mail address
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Copyright 2001 John Ibbotson