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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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Wallasey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
85 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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Leeds
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

The history is interesting but there is not too much left to see. You need to use your imagination.

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