How to find the Rollright Stones
We’re located on the Oxfordshire/ Warwickshire border just off the A44. There’s an small admission charge £1 (50p for children) which goes towards maintenance.
The site is open everyday between dawn and dusk. There’s an small admission charge £1 (50p for children) which goes towards maintenance.
Where we are
The Rollright Stones are located at:
Latitude/Longitude: Latitude 51deg 58’ 32.68” N, Longitude 1deg 34’ 14.11” W
National Grid Reference: SP 2963 3089
See the following Ordnance Survey maps:
- Landranger sheet - 151 Straford-upon-Avon (1:50,000)
- Explorer sheet - 191 Banbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton (1:25,000)
Images reproduced with kind permission of the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service and DEFRA Magic service (with additions).
How to get here
We’re located on an unclassified road that follows the Oxfordshire/ Warwickshire border between the A44 and the A3400 on the top of the ridge above Long Compton, west of Great Rollright and east of Salford.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
BY BUS - Stagecoach number 50 (Chipping Norton - Stratford Upon Avon) passes within half a mile. However you’ll need to ask the driver to stop for the Stones. Alternatively, get off at Long Compton and there is a nice, but steep, walk up the hill - a permissive footpath brings you out near the Stones (c. 40 minutes).
For Stagecoach see route 50 timetable
BY RAIL - the nearest railway stations are Kingham (c. 7.9km or 4.9 miles as the crow flies) and Moreton-in-Marsh (c. 9.5km or 5.8 miles). Stratford-upon Avon and Banbury are the nearest mainline interchanges.
FOR PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY we suggest a route planner for the South East: http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
- Enter your starting point
- In the destination box enter : Little Rollright, King Stone Farm OX7 5QB
Other useful sources of information on bus timetables can be found at
Oxfordshire Travel services: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/timetables-and-maps
Warwickshire Travel services: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/corporate/BusTime.nsf/ByServNo?searchview&Query=Long+compton&searchorder=4&SearchMax=All&SearchWV=True&SearchFuzzy=False
The Rollright Stones are not on a recognised part of the Sustrans national cycle route network, but they are easily reached from parts of the network via unclassified roads:
There are a few routes posted on the internet:
Please send us any good routes that take in the stones.
The Rollright Stones are linked into a network of public rights of way and permissive paths.
- From the east and west and from the south you can reach the Stones via a permissive path leading to the Whispering Knights from the D’arcy Dalton Way between Salford and Great Rollright. For specific routes see
- Also from east and west direct access is off the unclassified road between the A44 and the A3400 on the top of the ridge above Long Compton.
From the north at Long Compton there is a permissive bridleway starting at The Hollows south of the main village and running up the hill to the road very close to the Stones.
Facilities and refreshments
For toilets, good café, leaflets, booklets, post cards, farm shop garden centre - we recommend Wyatts (c. 1 mile east of the Rollright Stones towards Great Rollright).
For overnight accommodation visit the tourist information services for
Oxfordshire (http://www.visitoxfordandoxfordshire.com/accommodation/) or
We do not permit camping at the site: the nearest camp sites are at Chipping Norton, Long Compton, Whichford, Chastleton. See links from: