Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow

Aerial view of Arbor Low Stone Circle, a Neolithic henge monument consisting of a stone circle enclosed by earth banks and ditches, most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, and Gib Hill Barrow burial mound
View of Arbor Low Stone Circle

Free Entry

Access is through private landholdings, for which the landowner issues a £1 charge per person. Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.


Long Rake, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1JS

Before You Go

The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland.

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.

Managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Before You Go

Access: Through fields with gates or stiles, which can be challenging, particularly for wheelchairs or buggies. Be aware that access is through a working farmyard and private landholdings, for which the landowner issues a £1 charge per person.

Animals may be grazing - keep dogs under close control.

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