Druids Temple at Bivouac

Situated next to Bivouac in the middle of a pine forest, this folly was created by William Danby in the early 1800s to look something like Stonehenge.

It features an oval of altars, menhirs, dolmens and sarsens, and several solitary standing stones line an avenue that leads to the temple. It is thought that this labour-intensive work was to relieve some of the unemployment in the area and workers were paid a shilling a day. There are wonderful views towards Leighton Reservoir. Swinton Estate, owners of the Temple and surrounding plantation, welcome considerate visitors.

Where: Near Ilton, Masham, HG4 4JZ

Opening times: 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year round.

W: www.swintonbivouac.co.uk/about_bivouac/about_druids_temple/ 

Photo Credits: 

Courtesy of Eric Moss