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Stanton Drew Stone Circles

A sunny clear morning in late March was the perfect time to visit the Stanton Drew stone circles, south of Bristol.    Stanton Drew stands on the River Chew in Somerset.  There are three stone circles at the edge of the village.  The largest of these is known as the Great Circle and has a diameter of about 270 feet, exceeding the dimensions of Stonehenge.  It was once approached by an avenue of standing stones.  It is the closest stone circle to Glastonbury.  The smaller north-east circle has a diameter of 96 feet and was also approached by an avenue of standing stones.  The Great Circle is the second largest stone circle in England, after Avebury, with 27 stones. 

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