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Arbor Low Stone Circle/Gib Hill Barrrow

Type:Prehistoric Site

Arbor Low Stone Circle/Gib Hill Barrrow
Monyash
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1JS
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Gibb Hill Barrow

About

The region's most important prehistoric site, sometimes referred to as the 'Stonehenge of the Peak District'. Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Surrounded by unspoiled countryside with fantastic views over classic Derbyshire scenery.
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 two hundred metres away to the south-west. A Bronze Age burial mound which may have once been connected with Arbor Low by an earth bank. This is an impressively large tumulus, 5 metres high and 10 metres in diameter, and was also excavated by Bateman who found a large burial cist here in 1848.

The monument is in the care of English Heritage and access is via a private farm , where there is a small car park and a tin in which you are requested to place your admission fee

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There is an 'honesty' box at the farm

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Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: Arbor Low is just off the minor road which leads from Parsley Hey to Youlgrave. Parsley Hey lies on the A515 Buxton-Ashbourne road, about 12km south of Buxton. There is parking along the side of the lane leading to the farm which lies below Arbor Low. Accessible by Public Transport.

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