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There are some impressive examples of Neolithic henges and Bronze Age stone circles to be visited in the Peak. The first Neolithic settlers moved here about five thousand years ago. They were great movers of stone and built with locally found materials such as the gritstone and limestone. Archaeologists consider the stone circles to be ceremonial and secular meeting places, probably used at particular times of the year, such as midsummer and at the equinoxes.

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Arbor Low

Arbor Low - this large circular henge, built around 2000 BC, is the Peakland's largest henge and classed as one of the most important neolithic monuments in Britain. Set within a 250' diameter circular earth bank crossed by two causeways, 47 recumbent stones lie with 3 central stones. The stones are surrounded by a ditch, and an external circular bank some 2 metres high. Arbor Low is in the care of English Heritage and access to the site is from a car park adjacent to Arbor Low farm. It is situated south of Monyash off the Youlgrave to Parsley Hay road.

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Bull’s Head Hotel
Fountain Square
Youlgrave
near Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1UR

...situated in Fountain Square in the picturesque village of Youlgrave in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak The Bull’s Head Hotel is a homely village pub that dates back to the 17th century and retains many of its original features. The hotel has a separate games room with a full sized snooker table and pool table. The accommodation consists of four bedrooms and a ground floor flat (sleeps 4). The family rooms sleep up to 4 people.
Contact: Mark and Sharon Atkinson
Tel: 01629 636307

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle - Stanton Moor

Nine Ladies Stone Circle - Stanton Moor - this stone circle is situated by the side of the public footpath across Stanton Moor. The moor itself, a 1096' gritstone outlier set amidst miles of limestone, was once greatly revered by our prehistoric ancestors who littered the moor with cairns and stone circles. The circle is thought to date from the Bronze Age and was probably erected around 1500 BC. Associated with the circle is the "King Stone" 1 metre in height and situated 40 metres away from the main group. Stanton Moor lies just above the village of Stanton in the Peak, between Birchover and Stanton Lees.

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Whitworth Park, Darley Dale

...at the Whitworth Park Hotel, ideally placed to visit the Peak District's many attractions. This grade 2 listed building has been fully refurbished.

... retains many original features, from the beautiful oak panelled restaurant to the very sylish lounge bar.

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