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: Parking is permitted in the Little Chef car park.
How to Find It: Follow the permissive path from the front of the restaurant and continue parallel to the main road, following 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.
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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