Arbor Low in the Peak District is regarded as being one of the most important Neolithic sites in the UK, and very few henge monuments are as well-preserved.
It is an atmospheric place, set high on moorland in the White Peak just outside the pretty town of Bakewell, and the view from the hill on a fine day is stunning.
Arbor Low is thought to have been established in around 2500 BC, in use until the Bronze Age, and was one of the first ancient monuments in the UK to be given statutory protection in the 1880s.
Arbor Low is made up of 50 large white limestone slabs that encircle a central cove of 7 smaller stones, a feature found only in major sacred sites. The stones are surrounded by an oval earth bank approximately 2 metres high.
Human skeletal remains were discovered close to the central cove during excavations in 1901.
The site is owned by English Heritage. Access is through a working farmyard and the landowner charges a small fee via an honesty box to enter the site, children are free. There is a small car parking area.
The site is well signposted from the A515 at its junction with The Rake, close to Parsley Hay.