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.


Admission

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

BY ROAD

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

BY BIKE

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: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/map?key=Midlands&type=RG#429948,231028,2
There are a few routes posted on the internet:

Please send us any good routes that take in the stones.

ON FOOT

The Rollright Stones are linked into a network of public rights of way and permissive paths.

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
Warwickshire (http://www.visitwarwick.co.uk/accommodation-hotel-bed-breakfast/).

We do not permit camping at the site:  the nearest camp sites are at Chipping Norton, Long Compton, Whichford, Chastleton. See links from:

 

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