Now in a wooded glade, this small prehistoric circle of nine standing stones was constructed around 4,000 years ago.
Read more about the history of the Nine Stones.
Before You Go
Parking: There is limited on street parking on the side roads within the village of Winterbourne Abbas.
How to Find It: From Winterbourne Abbas follow the pavement on the south side of the A35 in a westerly direction, to the outskirts of the village. A signed pedestrian gate leads into a field where a permissive path continues parallel to the main road. Follow the field edge for 450m to the wooden gate and metal railings which enclose the stones.
Dogs: Cattle may be present in the field, so please keep dogs on leads.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
While in the area, continue west along the A35 for a short distance to the Bronze Age cemetery of Winterbourne Poor Lot.
Also within easy driving distance is Kingston Russell, another fine example of a prehistoric stone circle.
The impressive Iron Age hillfort of Maiden Castle is a 15 minute drive away.
If you're heading to the coast, why not also visit Portland Castle, one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses. It overlooks Portland Harbour and boasts a great tearoom and stunning views out to sea.
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