Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow

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Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow

Arbor Low Stone Circle & Gib Hill Barrow
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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A prehistoric monument that was started in the Neolithic period, probably between 3,000 and 2,500 BC, consisting of 42 stones in a 40-meter diameter circle.
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J P
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Derbyshire's very own Stonehenge!
May 2021
All the years I've been visiting this part of Derbyshire and I've never been. What a joy it is. Parked in a little lay-by at the farm and wandered up the hill, past a lovely herd of cows, and there, on the top is a beautiful stone circle and several burial mounds. The most fantastic views across the vales and hills and you can almost feel you are back 4000 years. Interesting interpretation boards explaining it's origins and just a lovely place to visit.
£1.00 per adult, put in a tin beside the farm.
Lots of wild flowers in the meadows, see if you can spy the two cheese presses which must have been used by the farm in days gone by.
Definitely worth a visit and I would both recommend but also revisit at different times of the years.
Written 18 May 2021
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R Giansanti
Staffordshire, UK25,754 contributions
Fresh air break
Feb 2021
I highly recommend the Arbor Low Stone Circle. It is a wonderful place for a walk and to enjoy the outdoors. The directions on Trip Advisor are a little sketchy. They get you close to the area. If you put in directions for the Arbor Low Bed and Breakfast, it will lead you right to the parking lot for the B&B/stone circle. Once you park your car there is a map before the drive to get familiar with to access the stones. You basically walk up the drive and pass the barns. You will see the gate that leads to the stones. Go through the gate and head towards your left. It is a great place for kids to run around or anyone who identifies as someone who needs to burn off some energy. We had such a fantastic afternoon running up all the hills and having a look around. It is a great place to view the sunset. I especially recommend it right now in these crazy times we are living in. It is so important to get out and experience sunshine and fresh air.
Written 27 February 2021
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John L
Matlock Bath, UK17 contributions
Dog walking
Jan 2021 • Couples
Beautiful place and like we've walked all over the peek District the views and points of interest never stop enthralling us with their beauty fascinating as is the other stone circle near Robi hoods leep today was fresh but the views so sublime. A wonderful day for us both.
Written 6 January 2021
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Vera5762
Basingstoke, UK27 contributions
Lovely views
Oct 2020
Had a lovely hour walking round this site. This was spoilt however as we met the lady from the farm who was quite aggressive in demanding that we had put the money in the tin. We had but I was so upset by her attitude. We are polite and courteous folk, we had paid our dues, had closed and disinfected the gates we encountered.
Written 7 October 2020
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We are really sorry if this appeared to be the case and can only apologise. thank you for taking good care when you visited.
Written 25 October 2020
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Jacqueline E
363 contributions
It’s Not Stonehenge
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you expect to see standing stones then this is not for you. However, it was obviously a very important place at some point in the dim and distant past.
Although it’s managed by English Heritage it’s located on private land so there is a token £1 charge to enter. Payment is made via an honesty box just before you enter the farmyard. It’s a relatively short walk from the parking area through the farmyard before you turn left and head over 2 fields to the monument. There are a couple of information boards in the area which are worth looking at to get some idea of the importance of the site.
The stoned themselves are impressive but so are the views you get from the top of the site. Brown signs make it easy to find from the A515.
Written 23 September 2020
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Fuggy
Bedfordshire, UK34 contributions
Interesting and fantastic views
Sep 2020 • Friends
This Neolithic site is really interesting and well-kept, and benefits from fantastic views in all directions. There are some useful signs telling you more about the history of the site too. There is a £1 per person charge as its on private land - the owner was friendly and helpful as we arrived.

There is parking for 3-4 cars in a lay-by on the road and then another slightly larger parking area if you turn off the road onto the track that leads up to the monument. The track is pretty good but I wasn’t 100% sure it was passable for my low-sprung sports car so I opted for the road - it’s only a couple of hundred yards’ walk.

Well worth a visit if you are passing - we spent quite some time up there chatting away and admiring the views. Because it is so exposed it does get windy - wrap up warm!
Written 17 September 2020
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Trudi
York, UK315 contributions
Stone Circle
Sep 2020 • Family
With parking for aprox 4 cars off the main road we though that this was the main car park, the sign for Arbor Low took us up towards the farm and there we found a designated parking area for about 10 cars.
There's a £1 charge per adult to visit...to put in the honesty box. Past the farm and through a field you can see and walk around the henge. It's a nice short walk. No amenities but only there an hour max. Nice to say we've been.
Written 2 September 2020
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK916 contributions
Blowy but beautiful
Jul 2020 • Couples
A very impressive stone circle and barrow with great views. An honesty box is out for money and it was pretty quiet, with only a few other walkers. Open farmland and easy walking on a short circular route.
Written 1 August 2020
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Bryan P
Malvern Hills, UK203 contributions
Yorkshire Drama
Mar 2020 • Couples
A quite unusual but dramatic find in the middle of the countryside. The location is a bit out of the way and there is a short walk through a working farm but there is something in the air at the monument, especially when you read the history of the place.
Well worth a diversion if you are nearby.
Written 19 March 2020
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Stuart C
Rayleigh, UK2,981 contributions
Ancient stones in a dramatic setting
Feb 2020 • Solo
Easy to find off the A515 between Buxton and Ashbourne there is a small car park with directions to Gib Hill Barrow and Arbor Low Stone Circle. It’s just a short walk to the stone circle through the farm yard. The stone circle is quite large with dramatic views over the landscape. The stones lie flat surrounded by a large grass bank. There is a good information board at the entrance. The ground can get quite muddy so don’t wear your best shoes.It extremely tranquil and certainly worth a stop.
Written 28 February 2020
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