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Stanton Drew is a megalithic complex consisting of three stone circles, two stone avenues, and a cove of stones. Stanton Drew Great Circle is the second largest stone circle in the U.K. It measures 368 feet in diameter and is composed of 27 stones. Beside it lies the Northeast Stone Circle. It is 97 feet in diameter and consists of eight large stones, four of which are still standing. The Southwest Stone Circle, 145 feet in diameter, is badly ruined, and none of its stones are standing.

From the Great and the Northeast Circles, there are two avenues, not easily discernable, running eastward towards a river. Lastly, The Cove consists of three stones, two of which are standing. The tallest standing stone in the Cove is approximately 10 feet in height.

About Stanton Drew

Megalithic Portal: Stanton Drew Great and NE Circles
Megalithic Portal: Stanton Drew SSW
Megalithic Portal: Stanton Drew-The Cove
Modern Antiquarian: Stanton Drew-The Great Circle, North East Circle, & Avenues
Modern Antiquarian: Stanton Drew-The South West Circle
Modern Antiquarian: Stanton Drew-The Cove
Stone Pages: Stanton Drew
Wikipedia: Stanton Drew Stone Circles
Wikipedia: Stone Circle

Journey to Stanton Drew

The Stanton Drew complex of structures is located near the village of Stanton Drew in Somerset, about six miles south of Bristol. Take the A37 from Bristol towards Shepton Mallet and after about five miles turn right at the roundabout on the A368 signed to Weston Super Mare. After a mile, take a right turn signed to Stanton Drew. Park by the Druid Inn where The Cove is in the pub garden, or if you continue past the pub turn right then left around some houses to a small parking space near the circles. There is an honesty box for a 1 entry charge.

Ordnance Survey Map (ST6005063350)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Stanton Drew complex may be found at the English Heritage website. For general tourism information for Somerset, see the Visit Somerset website.

Additional Photos of Stanton Drew

Directional Sign for Stanton Drew
Sign at Entrance to Stanton Drew Fields
Old Ministry of Works Sign at Stanton Drew
First View of the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Portion of the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Portion of the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Portion of the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Large Stone in the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Large Stone in the Stanton Drew Great Circle
Northeast Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Portion of the Northeast Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Large Stone in the Northeast Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Stones Within the Northeast Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Portion of the Northeast Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Portion of the Southwest Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Portion of the Southwest Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Portion of the Southwest Stone Circle, Stanton Drew
Sign for The Cove at Stanton Drew
The Three Stones of The Cove, Stanton Drew
The Tallest Stone at The Cove, Stanton Drew


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