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The Holestone

On the crest of a hill sits a Bronze Age standing stone or "hole stone". It is 1.5 metres  high, with a 10cm diameter hole cut into it. We can only speculate as to why the  Holestone was created and its original purpose.

The Legend of the Holestone

The Holestone is an ancient Celtic Stone that has attracted visitors, seeking eternal love and happiness, to the Borough since the 18th century. Upon reaching the Holestone, couples undertake a traditional ceremony where the woman reaches her hand through the circular hole and her partner takes it, thus pledging themselves to love each other forever.

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