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Introducing the Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones is a ancient site located on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border in England. The complex consists of three main elements, The Kings Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights.

The name “Rollright” is believed to derive from “Hrolla-landriht”, the land of Hrolla.

Events at Rollright Stones

The Transit of Mercury - Monday May 9th

Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group will be setting up in the Kings Stone field to observe the transit of Mercury 11.30am - 7.30pm WEATHER PERMITTING

Everyone welcome, bring a picnic.

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Saturday 14th May 2016 - WEATHER PERMITTING - 5pm onwards

Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group holds their SPRING MOONWATCH.

An astronomical evening where you can chat to Chippy stargazers and look through a wide range of powerful telescopes at the Moon, planets and stars in the atmospheric setting of the Rollright monuments. By all means bring along your own telescope /binoculars. Please be aware it will be cold so come prepared for cold and damp , bring your own food and a hot drink and a torch with a red filter on the end. Please note there are no facilities on site but 2 pubs fairly close. For up to date information visit

Photograph courtesy of Andy Smith


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The Past in the Past - a video impression of the Rollright stones, by Jack Reid. (Click the above link to view it on YouTube.)

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