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Mayburgh Henge

Eamont Bridge, Penrith, England
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Ranked #17 of 29 Attractions in Penrith
Type: Historic Sites
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An usual henge monument well worth a visit. Very surreal in the sunset. One remaining standing stone within a high enclosed embankment.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ancient man is always challenging. Think this could be better presented but amazing all the same You should also visit King Arthur's table down the hill. It's nothing to do with said king but a Neolithic platform and ditch.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well, it isn't grand, it is a bit out of the way and the hill is a bit steep. As others have noted, the nearby dual carriageway is evident. Nonetheless, it was a delightful highlight to an evening walk from Eamont Bridge. The Henge is late Neolithic, a depression on a hill-top with a central standing stone. Take a moment... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The site is ancient and impressiveasis the huge standing stone in the centre. One can only imagine the huge amount of work it took to carry the rocks for its construction up from the nearby river . We had the place to ourselves but the noise of the A6 ruins the atmosphere sadly. If you find this go back to... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
92 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not much parking and the M6 is an intrusive neighbour but a quite magical atmospheric ancient site nonetheless. Well worth visiting and more visible than the nearly Arthur's Table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I visited this place in the early morning a few days ago. It was very atmospheric. There is a small lay by to park but at that hour it was empty so it was OK. You need wellies at this time of year. The Standing Stone in the middle is big and impressive. You do need to imagine it as... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Information on the entrance to this, situated on a busy junction better to carry on park on the left and then walk over the roundabout it less than 50 yards. More information could be available to read

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Spalding, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nowhere to park apart from the road. The information board was helpful but really there is very little to see.

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Kirkby in Furness, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This place does make you think! What was it's purpose? Why, and by whom was it built? This is an impressive and puzzling man made building. What was it? An ancient sports arena? A sacrificial place? An early form of fortification or what? Considering the vast man hours to build it in an area where mere existence was hard it... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Enjoyed the setting and surrounding area. Definite tip for all these attractions is to read round before you go to get most out of the area, Always contact the local tourist board.

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