Kingston Russell Stone Circle

General View of the Kingston Russell stonesl
A close up view of some of the stones at Kingston Russell

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.

Address:

Abbotsbury, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4JX

Before You Go

A late Neolithic or early Bronze Age circle of 18 fallen stones, on a hilltop overlooking Abbotsbury and the sea.

Read more about the history of Kingston Russell Stone Circle.

Before You Go

How to Find It: The site is not sign posted. When approaching from Abbotsbury, turn left off Bishops Road immediately after the 90 degree right hand bend.

Parking: There is limited parking on the grass verge just beyond the cattle grid on the lane which leads to Gorwell Farm.

Access: The site is accessed on foot; take the gravel track to the right of the cattle grid and follow the field edge for approximately one mile.

Facilities: Nearby Abbotsbury has public toilets, shops and places to eat.

Please Be Aware

  • The site is very remote and exposed with no shelter.
  • The track to the stone circle is in regular use by farm vehicles and can be very muddy in wet weather. We advise you to wear sturdy waterproof footwear.
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Plan a Great Day Out

The stone circle lies next to a public right of way and could be included as part of a walk through the picturesque Dorset countryside.

The charming village of Abbotsbury is a short drive away where you can find shops, food outlets and facilities. Also in Abbotsbury are the atmospheric St Catherine's Chapel overlooking Chesil Beach and the remains of Abbotsbury Abbey.

Extend your exploration of Dorset's prehistoric landscape by visiting nearby Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows and The Nine Stones

 

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