Three Kings Stone Circle

Stone Circle Byrness Northumberland

Three Kings Stone Circle

Stone Circle In Byrness, Northumberland

A stone circle marking the grave of three kings of Denmark.

If you have finished your wander to Hindhope Linn and fancy stretching your legs some more, then another route from the same car park is the Three Kings Trail.

After a walk north on the forest track, which is all well signposted as the 3 Kings Trail you will climb a small hill and be greeted with not 3, but 4 stones in a circle, although one of them is lying flat.

They are actually known as The Three Kings Of Denmark and the legend has it that this Bronze Age stone circle marks the grave of three kings of Denmark who had been killed in battle.

As mentioned it's super easy to get to as the trail is fully marked out, however the final signpost is a bit more subtle and I nearly missed it.

It's just short of 2km from the car park to the stone circle with it mostly being on the flat apart from the final little climb to the stones.

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Around 2km to the stone circle, all signposted and on forest tracks apart from a little climb at the end.

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There is a foresty commision car park at Blakehopeburnhaugh and more importantly they have toilets!

Simon Hawkins

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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