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Nine Stones

Stone Circle, Dorset

The great disparity
in stone sizes can
be seen here

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This small circle has some huge stones and some tiny ones, ranging from 90cm to 3.4m. Trees have grown up around the circle almost obscuring it, giving a dark, melancholy air. Burl suggests stones of differing sizes like this represent sexual symbolism, and are of SW Scottish influence.

Access: Situated right on the roadside of the A35. Parking is difficult, and walking along the road dangerous, so take care. The site is in the care of English Heritage.
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Rating: General Impression 3, Ambience 2, Access 2

Personal: The most recent time I visited was a few weeks after the summer solstice, and someone had left two small clay objects like elongated dice on one of the stones. The objects had symbols cut into them.

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