Arbor Low Stone Circle

Arbor Low Stone Circle


The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.  Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge' monument in the North of England.  A site of unique archaeological and cultural interest.

Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites.

Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound.

See the English Heritage website

What makes it special

  • Finest Stone Age monument in the Peak District
  • Unique sight

Opening Times

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.


£1 per person in an honesty box for landowner to allow access

Hostels nearby

Arbor Low Stone Circle

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JS

Map references

OS Map: 119, and Explorer OL24

OS Grid Ref: SK160635

Lat/Lng: 53.168971, -1.761755

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby


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