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Stonehenge stone circle
ring of brodgar and stennes stones
Callanish stone circle
ancient sites

Standing Stones

Neolithic buildings

Ancient monuments in the British Isles

These are standing stones and other remains of the first civilisations that built permanent stone structures in the British Isles. They were built thousands of years ago by people that were not significantly different from us. Our knowledge and technology might have improved, but our instincts are identical.

Whatever they were built for, one thing is clear. Part of their purpose was to have a visually dramatic effect on the landscape. This aspect of their performance is every bit as valid today as it was when they were new.

If anything, their visual drama has increases as the world has now spent thousands of years trying to erode them back into the landscape.

Are you interested in why these places were built? - Click here to read the theory