Cornish granite stone circle near Chichester, planted in the middle of a wild flower meadow
Small woodland stone circle in West Sussex, a mixture of Preseli Bluestone and Sarsen stone, the two Stonehenge stones. This circle is – unusually – oval
Cornish granite stone circle in Kilmarnock, North West Scotland. The owner was a Londoner who relocated.
Cornish granite stone circle in a wild meadow, Hertfordshire
Large Preseli Bluestone stone circle, Oxfordshire, view from house. Preseli Bluestone is one of the two main stones used at Stonehenge
Stone circle of Hurtwood sandstone in snow, Yorkshire
Cornish glacial granite stone circle, with central seat circle and firepit, Kent
Circle of large Cornish granite and Preseli Bluestones commissioned by Ringo Starr. At the centre are a seat stone and a dolmen – a Neolithic chamber of upright stones with a single stone lying across, often used for burials.
Stone circle brings ancient mystery to a conventional garden. Cornish granite encircled by Preseli Bluestones and Sarsen stones.
Preseli Bluestone stone circle on a woodland mound
Memorial circle in snow, Yorkshire
Sandstone stone circle in golden sunset light, Wesleydale, North Yorkshire
Large memorial circle in Somerset
Evening scene with a central fire at a memorial circle in North Yorkshire
Stone circle of green striped slate with a central stone table
Cornish granite thumbstone circle, Surrey
Memorial circle of Preseli Bluestones and Sarsen stones in the Chiltern Hills. The central stone has a hand carved decoration.
Memorial stone circle in the Surrey Hills
There is no fixed number of stones: many existing prehistoric circles, Stonehenge included, use 12 or more. But the size of modern circles depends on the site. Stones can be any of our rare and unusual stone types. Stones used can be large or small as suits their location.
Stone circle are sometimes placed in alignment with existing ley lines. Stones can also be aligned with special dates like summer and winter solstices.