Stanton Drew

Stone Circle - Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0863

Stone Circle – Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0863

Stanton Drew is a small village in the north of Somerset.  It has a famous stone circle, a cove in a pub garden and a good looking church.

The Stone Circle

This is the third largest circle of prehistoric standing stones in England with 26 huge stones. But is surprisingly also a well kept secret.  Entry is not via a class and steel visitor centre but a farm gate with an honesty box.  Just one pound.

Stone Circle - Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0850

Stone Circle – Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0850

The Cove

Even in the pub garden there are 3 standing stones known as the Cove.

Stone Circle - Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0805

Stone Circle – Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0805

Surrounded by horse chestnut trees in their winter colours the cove is my favourite spot.

Horse Chestnut - Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0811

Horse Chestnut – Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0811

The Church

The church sits between the pub, the cove and the standing stones.

Church of St Mary the Virgin - Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0880

Church of St Mary the Virgin – Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0880

It was full of autumn colours and flowers.

Flowers - Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0903

Flowers – Church of St Mary the Virgin, Stanton Drew, Bath and North East Somerset, UK. ID 826_0903

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