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List of stone circles

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.


  • Ireland 1
    • County Cork 1.1
  • Israel and The Golan Heights 2
  • Poland 3
  • United Kingdom 4
    • England 4.1
      • Cornwall 4.1.1
      • Cumbria 4.1.2
      • Derbyshire 4.1.3
      • Dorset 4.1.4
      • Shropshire 4.1.5
      • Somerset 4.1.6
      • Warwickshire 4.1.7
      • Wiltshire 4.1.8
    • Scotland 4.2
      • Aberdeenshire 4.2.1
      • Dumfries and Galloway 4.2.2
      • Orkney 4.2.3
      • Western Isles 4.2.4
    • Wales 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6


County Cork

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

Israel and The Golan Heights

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


Odry – Odry in Poland.

United Kingdom



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


Swinside – A near perfect circle located in Lollage Lake District.
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.


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


Kingston Russell – An 18 stone Bronze age circle near Abbotsbury.
The Nine Stones – A small nine stone circle near Winterbourne Abbas.


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


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.


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


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



Cullerlie Stone Circle near Echt, Aberdeenshire.
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

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


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

Western Isles

Callinish Island of Lewis.
Callinish II Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Callinish III Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Callinish IV Island of Lewis, a smaller stone circle.
Callinish VIII Island of Lewis, a smaller stone semicircle.


Moel Tŷ Ucha Llandrillo, Denbighshire.
Bryn Cader Faner, Gwynedd
Bryn Gwyn, Anglesey

See also


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