Part of the Rollright Stones complex, the Whispering Knights is a dolmen (above ground megalithic stone tomb) that along with the King's Men stone circle and and King Stone make up this historic monument site that straddles the Oxford and Warwickshire borders on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds.
Due to the northerly location of the Rollright Stones we only suggest a visit here as part of a full day tour of the Cotswolds.
Tour OptionsWhispering Knights can be visited either on one of Celtic Horizon's suggested tour routes or build it in to a custom tour around your own requirements - contact us for details and prices.
Please note that we only offer journeys and tours that are exclusive to your family or party: we do not operate scheduled shared tour bus services.
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"The Whispering Knights is a Neolithic burial chamber located near the village of Long Compton in Oxfordshire, England. It is part of a group of four megalithic tombs known as the Rollright Stones, which date back to the Bronze Age.
The Whispering Knights consists of three standing stones, which are believed to have once formed part of a larger chambered tomb. The stones are around 1.5 meters high and are made of local oolitic limestone. The site gets its name from a legend that suggests that the stones were once a group of knights who were turned to stone for plotting against their king.
The site was first excavated in the 19th century, and archaeologists discovered a number of human bones and pottery fragments. The site is thought to have been in use for over 1,000 years, from around 3,800 BC to 2,700 BC.
Today, the Whispering Knights and the Rollright Stones are a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the site and learn about its fascinating history and legends. The stones are also believed to have mystical properties, and many people come to the site to meditate or perform rituals.
The Rollright Stones are part of a wider network of megalithic sites that are scattered across the British Isles. These sites offer a glimpse into the lives and beliefs of the people who lived in the region thousands of years ago and continue to fascinate and intrigue visitors today."