Reconstruction of Stanton Drew. Image © Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin

In this short video, Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin introduce Stonehenge, Woodhenge, Avebury and Stanton Drew, along with some stunning reconstructions of what these places may have once looked like and their  possible uses. Their book and longer video, Standing with Stones, is a remarkable and unprecedented documentary film that takes the viewer beyond Stonehenge on an incredible journey of discovery that reveals the true wealth and extent of Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain & Ireland.

If you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the length and breadth of the British Isles, visiting the most intriguing and enigmatic monuments that our ancestors left us, from Cornwall through England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland to the outer reaches of the Hebrides and Orkney, then you will love this film.

Described by one magazine reviewer as “A stunning study of standing stones. A work of art.” (Fortean Times), this is no amateur travelogue. Written and presented by writer and explorer Rupert Soskin and shot and edited by broadcast producer Michael Bott, this film is a stunningly beautiful and absorbing two and a quarter hour tour of our ancient heritage in the company of an engaging and knowledgeable host – the journey of a lifetime.

See also Standing with Stones, The adventures of two men and a camper van by Rupert Soskin.