Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow
Long Rake, Monyash, Derbyshire DE45 1JS, UK
About Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow
Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland . Surrounded by unspoiled countryside with fantastic views over classic Derbyshire scenery. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone 'cove' - a feature found only in major sacred sites. There were probably 41-43 stones originally, but some are now in fragments. In the centre of the circle lie at least six smaller blocks, originally believed
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