Danes Dyke is a bank and ditch earthwork 'wall' which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainland. Despite the name, the Dyke has nothing to do with the Danes! The exact date of construction is uncertain; some sources put it squarely in the Iron Age (pre-Roman) while others suggest similarities to post-Roman earthworks. and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements. B1255,
Three exceptionally tall standing stones remain of a stone alignment near the River Ure in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. The southernmost stone is the second-tallest in Britain at 6.9m. Legend says that the Devil threw the stones at Aldborough, but they fell a mile short. Roecliffe Lane,
Duggleby Howe is a circular round barrow, one of the largest such monuments in England. Artefacts recovered during excavations of the Howe suggest that it was built in the late Neolithic period, but no definitive date has yet been determined. The base of the barrow measures 120 feet in diameter, rising to a level area some 47 feet across. The height is 22 feet at the east and it slopes down to 18 feet at the east. B1253,
It is rather mystifying that the Rudston Monolith is not better known; this stunning slender pillar is the tallest standing stone in Britain. The Monolith is set in the ground at the north-east corner of Rudston's parish church.
Extensive earthwork remains of a 1st-century Iron Age fort established by the Brigantes tribe. The site was not purely defensive but was used as a trading centre and administrative capital for the Brigantes. Excavations have found Brigantian and Samian pottery, as well as Iron Age weapons, and a skull. Forcett,
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The Old Deanery is a Hotel Restaurant and Bar located directly opposite the stunning Ripon Cathedral in the market town of Ripon North Yorkshire. Our historic building dates back to 1625 so if you're looking for something that little bit different; you won't be disappointed. With 11 unique rooms and … more >>