Hillforts, Henges and Stone Circles
Paleolithic: Old Stone Age, before 8000BC
Somerset has a wealth of ancient monuments to explore...
Read about the ancient Sweet Track at Shapwick on the Somerset Levels or the great henge at Stanton Drew - second only to Avebury in terms of size.
In Somerset there seem to be two main areas of interest - the ancient sites of Exmoor in the west and a second area stretching from the Somerset Levels to Stanton Drew, near Bristol in the east of the county.
Are they astronomical tools, to mark the changing of the seasons, or part of a 'ritual landscape' honouring their ancestors or, are they something else entirely? The ancient sites are found throughout the county. Click on your region above and explore one near you...