Rollright Stones
Rollright Stones
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Believed to date from 3000BC, this is one of the most famous stone circles in the British Isles, which consists of a stone circle (The King's Men,) a standing stone (The King Stone,) and a burial chamber (The Whispering knights.)
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  • Trevor F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing Amongst the Knights
    We started with the circular walk in Salford. It was a nice hike. The stones were fascinating. You just begin to wonder why there, why those stones? What were they doing? How long did it take? Seeing a site of Neolithic history is always cool. I almost liked this better than Stonehenge because far leas touristy and even older. Plus you can stand amongst the circles. You can touch the stones. There are some fertility legends about them as well, so I was a tad careful around them…lol. Visit both Stonehenge and The Rollright and compare. I think these win. We did the hike, but you can drive there and park near the circle. I suggest the hike if you have the ability. About 3 hours or so of your time.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Mini Stonehenge
    Our visit here was very educational. Our guide informed us that this stone circle was one of dozens found all over the UK. Though not as famous as Stonehenge or Avebury to the South, these stones have a prominent place in UK history. The site has some great signage to help explain the historical significance. If in the area, stop in!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • shane😁😁
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom14,304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely way to spend an hour or 2.
    We visited earlier today and parked in the layby directly outside/opposite the site. There is an admission fee of a pound which we saw noone pay. The Mainstone is next to the layby and the large one is across the road and 50 metres along a path. I've passed this site over 20 times and never knew these stones were there! My advice would be to get there early....... As when we passed later on the homeward journey, there were cars parked for about 200 metres in and beyond the layby. A nice peaceful way to spend an hour. Visited 23rd September 2023
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • TruthBToldUSA
    United States101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing the test of time
    The megalithic monuments are made of natural limestone boulders. We were told by the volunteer that The Whispering Knight dolmen is 1000 years older than Stonehenge. The King's Men stone circle is the same age as Stonehenge at 5000 years. The King Stone is the youngest monument at 3000 years. A relaxing walk around The Rollright Stones is a fabulous way to spend a few hours of your day. Don't forget to walk into the serene forest area to check out the cool labyrinth! Just follow the foot path leading up to the wooden gate. Why go to Stonehenge when this is here? You can avoid the tourists plus save time and money too!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Linda A
    Sudbury, United Kingdom163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting stop
    Recommended to visit whilst visiting Chipping Norton. Whole attraction is across three sites, all close to each other. Side of road parking. The King stone is one side of the road, the king’s men the other. The third area of stones is a short walk from the King’s stones. All well sign posted. Beautiful views and not too busy. There is an honesty box for contributions of £2 pp
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2024
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Nigel1812
Bishopsteignton, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great place to visit, lovely walk with the dogs. Don't miss going into the woods! Also very cheap, no proper admission price, put a donation in the honesty box.
Written 1 June 2024
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Joanne F
Angmering86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Spend an hour, look at 3 sets of stones. Walk around the perimeter. No toilets or cafe. £2 donation in honesty box. Park outside on slip road.
Written 23 May 2024
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Linda A
Sudbury, UK163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Recommended to visit whilst visiting Chipping Norton. Whole attraction is across three sites, all close to each other. Side of road parking. The King stone is one side of the road, the king’s men the other. The third area of stones is a short walk from the King’s stones. All well sign posted. Beautiful views and not too busy. There is an honesty box for contributions of £2 pp
Written 22 April 2024
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Isabel
Solihull, UK111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stunning views and the rocks are lovely and interesting to look at🪨✨🧙🏻‍♀️
However, the walk is quite a short one with a very muddy path, definitely inaccessible for people in wheelchairs due to the terrain.
Written 30 March 2024
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jillianwright1
Royston, UK42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Very interesting to walk the short distance between the 3 groups of stones. Slightly muddy pathway. Ok for trainers. Interesting to read about stones. I enjoyed this site.
Written 21 March 2024
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Mona S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Amazing place Energy there is incredible history it’s fascinating. It’s run by an independent trust fund raised to pay for the site and has not been commercialised as you see with so many places I really recommend it
Written 29 February 2024
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Jameel and Kati... H
Windsor, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A brilliant place to go if you love history and love walking! It was such a great experience. There is off road parking and the stones are all fairly close to each other (5 minute walk between them all).
Written 18 December 2023
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TruthBToldUSA
United States101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The megalithic monuments are made of natural limestone boulders.

We were told by the volunteer that The Whispering Knight dolmen is 1000 years older than Stonehenge. The King's Men stone circle is the same age as Stonehenge at 5000 years. The King Stone is the youngest monument at 3000 years.

A relaxing walk around The Rollright Stones is a fabulous way to spend a few hours of your day.

Don't forget to walk into the serene forest area to check out the cool labyrinth! Just follow the foot path leading up to the wooden gate.

Why go to Stonehenge when this is here? You can avoid the tourists plus save time and money too!
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
If you live in the Midlands and you want to connect with the ancestors them a visit to The Rollright Stones is a must. You can walk to the King's Stone (across the road) Walk around the Stones themselves, picnic if the weather is f good and walk to The Whispering Knights h nearby and enter the permitted access to the adjacent woodland where you can walk the Labyrinth and around the woodland.
Written 26 September 2023
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK14,304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited earlier today and parked in the layby directly outside/opposite the site.
There is an admission fee of a pound which we saw noone pay.
The Mainstone is next to the layby and the large one is across the road and 50 metres along a path.
I've passed this site over 20 times and never knew these stones were there!
My advice would be to get there early....... As when we passed later on the homeward journey, there were cars parked for about 200 metres in and beyond the layby.
A nice peaceful way to spend an hour.
Visited 23rd September 2023
Written 23 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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