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I happen to live in London now and I am interested in visiting some of the prehistoric sites of the British Isles like the Stonehenge, the Uffington White Horse or the Maiden Castle.

What am I looking for is a great tourist guide or history book that will not only help me plan my trips but most importantly provide me with good reading and extensive amount of information.

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A quick google will show you Megalithic Ensure you get to Orkney, which has the oldest stoneage settlement in the UK, at Skara Brae along with other stone age ruins, such as Maes Howe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones of Stenness, cairns and brochs, as well as Viking relics.

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Maes Howe is of the same date as Skara Brae. Its not Viking though is does have some Viking graffiti on it. Also nearby on Orkney is the ring of Brodgar standing stones that is bigger than Stonehenge and well preserved. Orkeny and nearby Catheness, on the mainland, are covered in circles, cairns and duns and brochs. –  Rincewind42 Jan 28 '12 at 12:49
    
Cheers, @Rincewind42 - you'd think being an Orcadian and growing up there I wouldn't have made such an error :-) Have updated as per your comment. –  Rory Alsop Jan 28 '12 at 21:47
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