Rollright Stones

The Cotswolds

Linked by a footpath through open fields, the ancient Rollright Stones stand to either side of an unnamed road 4 miles north of Chipping Norton. The most remarkable, the King’s Men, consist of the weathered remnants of a stone circle that surrounded a Neolithic ceremonial centre in around 2500 BC, while the taller King Stone probably marked a Bronze Age cemetery, a millennium later.

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2. Chipping Norton Museum

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3. Bliss Tweed Mill

2.65 MILES

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4. Chastleton House

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5. Cotswolds Distillery

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6. Cotswold Falconry Centre

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7. Batsford Arboretum


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8. Old Mill

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