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The Forgotten Fairy Origins of "Eldritch".

I have been familiar with the word ‘eldritch’ for decades, as a result of seeing it appear in the incomparable works of the horror fantasy writer H.P. 303 more words

Stonehenge

Into Silbury Hill

I saw it once by moonlight. Returning on the Marlborough Road, in the dark, surrounded by the silver-washed, gently curving chalkland. Then dreaming..forgetting…and a little before the Avebury turning… it reared up from the right, huge and impossible. 926 more words

Archaeology

An Entire Village Circled By Neolithic Stones - Avebury

Departing Widbrook Barns B&B in Bradford-on-Avon, our next destination is Oxford, a mere 65 miles distant. Preferring to avoid motorways and major roads, our route today takes us to Avebury, followed by a scenic drive through North Wessex Downs AONB, then onto the oldest bridge over the River Thames at Radcot, before finally heading towards Oxford. 979 more words

UK

Neolithic Era Attractions Around Stonehenge

After our final breakfast at 15 Bed & Breakfast, in Fareham, we said our goodbyes to hosts Lorraine and Dave, setting off for Widbrook Barns B&B… 955 more words

UK

Journey to Avebury

My first trip to Avebury and the surrounding area was even more powerful than I thought it would be. The huge stone circle, which I’d first seen forty years ago in the excellent children’s tv drama Children Of The Stones, really has to be seen to be appreciated. 422 more words

West Kennet long barrow and Silbury hill

Silbury Hill from West Kennet Long Barrow

West Kennet Long Barrow viewed from South.

I’ve been to this long barrow many times over the years and even spent the night in one of the burial chambers although on discovery much to the fright of early morning visiting American tourists! 70 more words

Photography

(Most) Henges, Great and Small

Stonehenge is known the world over for its mystery, for the (alleged) alignment of the stones to the summer and winter solstices and for the achievement of an ancient people. 532 more words

England