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There’s a great selection of prehistoric sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of pre-historic locations and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring pre-historic sites.
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Akrotiri is a beautifully preserved ancient site in Santorini, famed for its incredible frescos and its connection with the Minoans.
The Albufeira Municipal Archaeological Museum exhibits a collection of artefacts relating to the history of the area.
The Arles Archaeological Museum houses an extensive collection of prehistoric and Ancient Roman artefacts.
Athens National Archaeological Museum is one of the most prominent of its kind in the world and has over 20,000 pieces.
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in Ireland is one of the largest and most impressive cemeteries of its kind.
Catalhoyuk is the site of an important Neolithic town in Turkey.
Choirokoitia was a prehistoric settlement and the first site of human habitation in Cyprus.
Din Lligwy is the site of a prehistoric settlement in Anglesey in Wales.
Epidaurus was a city of Ancient Greece located on the Greek mainland. Its incredible ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fourknocks is a megalithic burial site in the Republic of Ireland.
The Galdar Archaeological Site houses the best preserved remains of the prehistoric inhabitants of the Canary Islands.
The Ggantija Temples are a UNESCO-listed megalithic temple complex on the Maltese island of Gozo.
Grotte de Font de Gaume is a prehistoric cave in Les Eyzies, France.
Grotte des Combarelles is a cave in southwest France with prehistoric paintings.
The Hill of Tara was the royal seat of the High Kings of Ireland for thousands of years and is home to a Stone Age passage grave.
The Hungarian National Museum is a museum of history, archaeology and art in Budapest.
Kakadu National Park is home to the famous aboriginal rock art dating back at least 20,000 years and is a World Heritage Site.
Kalavasos-Tenta in Cyprus houses the remains of a Neolithic settlement.
Karlsstenen is a Neolithic burial mound in Northwest Zealand, Denmark.
Knowth is one of three prehistoric burial mounds in Ireland which make up the World Heritage site of the Bend of the Boyne.
Maiden Castle is vast, well preserved Iron Age hill fort in Dorchester.
Mnajdra is a coastal megalithic temple complex in Malta listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Moesgard Museum is an archaeological museum near Arhus in Denmark.
Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France is a museum of the archaeology and history of the region.
Musée d’art et d’archéologie du Périgord contains pieces dating back as far as 70,000 years ago.
Musee National de Prehistoire is a national prehistoric museum in southwest France.
The Museum of Orange is a museum of mostly Roman, but also prehistoric, artefacts found in the region.
Mycenae is a well-preserved Ancient Greek archaeological site in the Peloponnese which formed the centre of the Mycenaean civilisation.
The National Museum Cardiff has a diverse collection ranging from art to natural history and archaeology.
The National Museum of Denmark contains an impressive range of exhibits about the country’s history and culture.
Newgrange is a dramatic prehistoric burial mound complex in County Meath in Ireland.
The Rouffignac Caves house a myriad of Palaeolithic paintings and are part of the UNESCO listed region of the Vézère Valley.
A Stone Age chalk mound with a mysterious past, Silbury Hill is the largest man-made mound in Europe.
Skara Brae is Northern Europe’s best preserved Neolithic village and a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Orkney Isles.
The Spanish National Museum of Archaeology displays historical artefacts from throughout the country’s history as well as from around the world.
Stonehenge is a mysterious collection of vast stone circles dating back to around 3000 BC and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Sanctuary near Avebury houses the remains of a Neolithic monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tumba Madzari is a Neolithic settlement in the north-eastern region of Skopje, in Macedonia. It is most notable for the Pre-Indo-European Great Mother statuettes.
Varna necropolis consists of merely 300 excavated burials from the 5th millennium BC and contains the world greatest amount of manufactured gold for the time.
The Yorkshire Museum is a true celebration of two thousand years of history of one of the UK’s most beautiful, traditional and influential cities.