The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland by Andy Burnham. Thousands of people travel over to the UK every year to explore its history and culture, and this book is the most detailed field guide ever published to the prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland, featuring more than 1000 sites(hundreds of which are not covered elsewhere), with over 500 colour photographs. It is ideal for features on: the best prehistoric sites in the UK for getting away from it all; the top sites in the UK with breathtaking views; how to travel around Britain’s ancient past; and alternative trips to take around the British Isles.
Britain’s iconic standing stones are world renown for their enduring mystery– intrigue and speculation have flourished around them since recorded history began. While everybody knows about Stonehenge, there are so many other sites across these islands, equally as fascinating but much less well known, that await popular discovery.
From the ruinous stones with breathtaking sea views at Loch Seaforth in Harris, to the spectacular spiky ring cairn of Bryn Cader Faner in Gwynedd, and the incredible sundial shaped stone at Gardom’s Edge in Derbyshire, these Islands are packed with sites and stones which tell the stories of an ancient land, and are ideal destinations for anyone looking to take a unique and magical trip around Britain and Ireland.
With a stunning contemporary design that reflects the cultural status of the megalithic sites, this is a volume to gift and to treasure, to pore over at home and take out on your travels.
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