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 20c. The Prehistoric Duddo Standing Stones Circle 

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Duddo itself is a small village set in rolling farmland and plantations and 8 miles southwest of Berwick-upon-Tweed but is best known for its circle of prehistoric Neolithic standing stones (great mega megaliths!).

As you approach them the Duddo Stones look absolutely magical when viewed against a back drop of a grey sky and the sun drenched field of grain.

The Duddo stones are a very atmospheric prehistoric site, well worth a little archaeology excursion out in rural Northumberland.

 

The five remaining amazingly eroded Duddo Stones.

Each stone is worth recoding in its own right. Two are missing from the once megalithic circle of seven stones. These great prehistoric stones were erected about 4000 years ago (~2000 BC) in the later Neolithic Period of archaeological time. Radiocarbon dating also showed that skeletal remains from a burial in the middle of the circle were dated to 1760-1740BC showing the site was used for many hundreds of years. These sort of megalithic structures first appeared around 3000BC a 100 years after the first Neolithic farmers became established in Britain.

 

They are located two miles north of Etal.

 

No one knows the function of this wonderful prehistoric archaeological site but a human burial was found in the centre of this megalithic circle.

 

The Cheviot Hills can be seen in the distance.

 

Two people stand in for the missing two stones.

 

A fond farewell to these magnificent megaliths of 4500 years ago.

 

A fitting end to a day in the Cheviots!

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