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Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Standing Stone, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

The standing stone at Merrivale is situated in the south western section of the prehistoric complex. At about 3 metres or 10 feet tall, it's relatively close to Merrivale Stone Circle. We've positioned Merrivale Standing Stone on Google maps so zoom in in the 'Satellite' setting to see its locati...

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Circle, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 4 miles away)

Merrivale Stone Circle is situated between the prehistoric complex's main stone rows and its standing stone. Given how impressive the two main stone rows are, the circle is understated. We've positioned Merrivale Stone Circle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its locatio...

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale (English Heritage), Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

If time's restricted and you want to discover Dartmoor's internationally important prehistory then head for Merrivale. Stone rows, cairns, hut circles, cists, a standing stone and a stone circle are packed into a small area of moorland between Princetown and Tavistock on the western side of Dartmoor...

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Dartmoor Prehistoric Sites, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Stone Circles Scorhill Stone Circle. Very popular stone circle on the moor above Chagford. Head for Batworthy Corner and walk across. White Moor Stone Circle. Remote stone circle on the high north moor. The setting is stunning but it takes effort to visit. Nine Maidens Stone Circle. Impress...

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Stone Rows, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Two long stone rows dominate the Merrivale prehistoric complex. They are separated by a leat. The stone row closest to the B3357 and to the north of the leat is about 180 metres or 590 feet long. The stone row to the south of the leat is about 260 metres or 850 feet long. A burial cist and circ...

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

Merrivale Cists, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

There are many burial cairns at Merrivale. In addition, there are two cists. A cist is a bit like a granite coffin. On Dartmoor, cists come in all shapes and sizes. One of the National Park's largest cists is just south of the largest stone row at Merrivale. One of Dartmoor's most dramatic is situat...

White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

If you're interested in the history and prehistory of Dartmoor National Park, buy a copy of Phil Newman's 'The Field Archaeology of Dartmoor'. In chapter 2, which covers the 'Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age', there's a section on tor enclosures. Newman writes: 'Two somewhat enigmatic sites that ma...

White Tor, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

White Tor, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

White Tor (or White Tor/Whittor) is located on Cudliptown Down on the western side of Dartmoor National Park. It is said to be topped by a Neolithic tor enclosure. See our White Tor Fort/Neolithic Enclosure listing for further information and directions.

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park

King's Tor, Merrivale, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

King's Tor is a superb collection of granite outcrops roughly 3km west of Princetown. The tor overlooks the prehistoric complex at Merrivale and provides top views of this section of the National Park in addition to the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cornwall. The Granite and Ge...

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Wheal Betsy (National Trust), Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

An information plaque reads: 'Wheal Betsy. This ancient silver-lead mine was reopened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish beam pumping engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pump...

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Buckland Abbey (National Trust), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Family attraction Spend time walking Dartmoor's south plateau and you'll encounter a high number of ancient crosses. These marked routes across the moors. The routes were used by monks and others to travel between the medieval abbeys and priory that fringed the wild, high ground. Buckland Abbey w...

Ingra Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Ingra Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

The Princetown Railway (Princetown to Yelverton Railway Dismantled) descends from Princetown to the border of Dartmoor National Park. All that remains is an old trackbed that's used for the Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes. The railway trackbed sweeps around a number of...

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Cholwell Farm Riding Stables, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

For an introduction to horse riding in Dartmoor National Park, please click here. Spectacular setting for a stables with top views of Wheal Betsy (National Trust)* and West Dartmoor. The horses are well schooled and forward going and the terrain allows for a varied ride including a faster pace...

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Dartmoor has several 'longstones'. Long Stone Standing Stone (Shovel Down) is located on the moor above Chagford in the north eastern section of the National Park. The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor) is situated on the moor in the western section of Dartmoor. Both are part of prehistoric c...

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Langstone Moor Stone Row, Peter Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 5 miles away)

Whilst it's very easy to locate Langstone Moor Stone Row, it's much more difficult to see/photograph its stones. Situated by The Longstone Standing Stone (Langstone Moor), the stone row runs south/north across tussocky moorland. We've positioned Langstone Moor Stone Row on Google maps so zoo...