Britain has a wealth of amazingly scenic natural lakes and some of the finest and earliest examples of constructed lakes in landscape gardens, together with reservoirs usually constructed by flooding valleys, in fact some of our best known lakes are actually reservoirs. Most of the larger lakes give public access either for hiking or water sports and are a popular destination - especially in hot weather.
Britain has a wealth of amazingly scenic natural lakes and some of the finest and earliest examples of constructed lakes in landscape gardens, together with reservoirs usually constructed by flooding valleys, in fact some of our best known lakes are actually reservoirs.
Most of the larger lakes give public access either for hiking or water sports and are a popular destination - especially in hot weather.
Nether Largie South CairnThe Nether Largie South Cairn is one of the earliest ancient monuments that were scattered across Kilmartin Glen by our ancestors.
Arbor Low HengeArbor Low is a spectacular henge monument with inner stone circle, unique as all the stones are laid flat in recumbent style.
British CampThe remains of a large univallate hillfort, a medieval ringwork, bailey and pillow mound situated in a commanding position on the Beacon and Millennium Hills, west of the River Severn.
Long Meg And Her Daughters Stone CircleThe outlying stone, Long Meg, displays a well preserved and complex arrangement of prehistoric rock art.
West Kennet Long BarrowWest Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic burial mound dating back about 5,500 years. It is one of the largest and best-preserved examples of a chambered tomb in southern England.# West Kennet Long Barrow Entrance
AveburyAvebury in Wiltshire is a small village at the centre of the biggest prehistoric henge monument and stone circle complex in the UK. The village also features a variety of craft shops, bookshops and a museum. There is also the newly refurbished Avebury Manner, a historic stately home.
Silbury HillSilbury Hill is a large, man-made prehistoric mound of unknown purpose. There are many legends about Silbury Hill, one of the more well-known being that there is a life-size gold statue of an ancient king on his horse buried within the mound.
Maen Llia Standing StoneA large, highly visible standing stone that probably dates from the Bronze Age.
Wandlebury RingWandlebury Ring is a circular ditch and bank ringed fort dating from around the 5th Centrury BC now surrounded beautiful woodland and part of the Wandlebury Park recreational area.
The Rollright StonesThe names of the three sites which make up the Rollright Stones come from a legend which tells how they were living men, a king and his army. The stones in the circle are The King’s Men, an 8-foot standing stone across the road is The King Stone, and the group of five large stones which once formed a burial chamber and now stand in a huddle in a nearby field are The Whispering Knights.
Ri Cruin CairnRi Cruin Cairn is part of the linear cemetery, just over a mile of burial cairns, running north to south in Kilmartin Glen. There are five large, round cairns dating to the late Neolithic and Bronze Age. It stands in the middle of a copse of trees, about 1.5 miles south of Kilmartin, in Argyll.
Nether Largie StonesThe Nether Largie Stones are five large standing stones measuring up to 2.85m in height. They are aligned on an approximately north east to south west axis.
Mayburgh HengeDespite the removal of some of the stones in the centre of the site and limited quarrying of the surrounding bank, this site survives well and remains a visually impressive monument in the landscape.
Castlerigg Stone CircleCastlerigg stone circle remains unencumbered by modern development and is one of the finest examples of a large irregular stone circle in England.
The Kings MenThe King’s Men is a fine stone circle broadly dating to 2670 bc to 1975 bc. The circle, on a hilltop setting, is nearly perfectly round.
Achnabreck Prehistoric Rock CarvingsAchnabreck is one of the finest examples of prehistoric rock art in Scotland. They are spread over three outcrops and are among the largest and most complex decorations.
Dunadd HillfortDunadd fort stands on a rocky hill in the middle of Moine Mhor, in Argyll and Bute. It is one of the most famous historic sites in Scotland. Occupied by the Scotti, who came from Ireland during the 5th-6th century AD, it was the capital of the Scottish kingdom of Dalriada.