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Rudston Monolith

Rudston, Driffield YO25 4UY, UK

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Old Ruins

About Rudston Monolith

This stunning slender pillar is the tallest standing stone in Britain. The stone is hewn out of glomerate Moorstone grit, from the Cleveland Hills, west of Whitby, possibly at Grosmont. It seems likely that the stone marked a prehistoric holy place or worship centre for the indigenous pagan religion, and that Anglo—Saxon missionaries followed the successful strategy of "Christianising" this already sacred object, possibly by fixing a cross to the top.

Attractions near Rudston Monolith

Burton Agnes Hall4.5km from Rudston Monolith

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan, historic, stately home visitor attraction in East Yorkshire, a fun day out for families. It is a truly magnificent stately house that is also a warm and wonderful home. Burton Agnes Hall is a glorious example of Elizabethan architecture; built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, it has stayed in his family for more than four centuries.

Burton Agnes Manor House4.52km from Rudston Monolith

A medieval manor house interior, with a rare and well preserved Norman undercroft and a 15th-century roof, all encased in brick during the 17th and 18th centuries.  This  English Heritage property, located in the village of Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire, England only a few yards away from the newer Burton Agnes Hall.

John Bull World of Rock6.26km from Rudston Monolith

John Bull's World of Rock is a purpose-built soft play venue for children aged 0-12 years. There are factory demonstrations available Monday-Friday in peak season. The cafe and shop are open all year round 7 days a week with the shop selling a wide range of gifts and treats. Free parking.  See and learn the secrets of rock and chocolate production unfold before your very eyes! Taste our delicious range of products at the World of Rock.

The Bayle Museum7.76km from Rudston Monolith

A Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument which includes a monastic gatehouse over 800 years old, the gatehouse was once the entrance to Bridlington Priory which amongst the wealthiest monasteries in Yorkshire in the fifteenth century. The Museum was founded in 1928. Its collection is dedicated to the history of the town and the local area. Each year the Museum’s main exhibition, spanning the expanse of the large top floor Courtroom, displays artifacts based on a theme chosen by t

Bridlington Priory7.85km from Rudston Monolith

Bridlington Priory is a majestic church which was in Bridlington’s Old Town and was founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1113 and was from the start a rich and important religious house. Inside the church, as well as beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about the history of the Priory through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. It was one of the main pilgrimage sites in this area as well as a tourist attraction too.

Bridlington South Beach8.29km from Rudston Monolith

Bridlington South Beach is a large beach resort situated on the Yorkshire coast. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone. There are no opportunities for rock pooling on this beach but it’s a great spot to fly a kite, build a massive sandcastle or go on a donkey ride. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone.

Where is Rudston Monolith

Discover more attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, where Rudston Monolith is located

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.