Three fine late Neolithic or early Bronze Age stone circles arranged in a line, a grouping unique in England.
Hurlers Stone Circles are probably the best examples of ceremonial circles in the south west. According to legend, they are the remains of men petrified for playing hurling on a Sunday.
The site is managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.
Read more about the history of the stone circles.
Before You Go
Parking: Free parking is available a 1/4 mile walk away from the site.
Access: The stones can be found a short walk away from the car park across uneven ground.
Please Be Aware:
- Bodmin Moor is known for its changeable weather conditions so come prepared with suitable clothing as the site is remote and very exposed.
- Sheep and ponies are often grazing the area, so please keep dogs on leads.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Plan a Great Day Out
A tea room and shop can be found in the nearby village of Minions.
A very short drive away is the extraordinary monument of Trethevy Quoit, which is another fine example of Cornwall's Neolithic history. Further afield, visit the town of Launceston and the imposing remains of its medieval castle.
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