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Long Meg and her Daughters

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Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Description: Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle...
Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle that consists of a huge ring (the Daughters) of more than 60 stones and Long Meg, a 12-foot-high block of red sandstone.
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We stopped by here as my daughter is very interested in stone circles having read about them but not seeing one, we had told all about the legends and had some fun watching her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Jarrow,England
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here as my daughter is very interested in stone circles having read about them but not seeing one, we had told all about the legends and had some fun watching her try to count all the stones and get the same number twice. Make sure you have wells or walking boots as lots of cow pats in... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The location is lovely - tucked away down a windy country lane and very quiet. Long Meg is an impressive size and the stone circle (her daughers) is complete and inspiring. However, it is quite strange that there is a road, albeit a narrow one, right through the circle. It hardly gives the impression that this ancient site has been... More 

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Tebay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really big stone circle well worth a vist. My two girls loved it and were running round the stones.

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Worth a visit if in the vicinity of KO or Lazonby or transiting through Eden Valley, close to Little Salkeld. Don't forget your of Britain this September passing through KO and Lazonby and returning to finish top of Hartside, not to be missed. Why not grab something to eat Fethersone Arms or the Crown in KO and support the elite... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you find ancient monuments interesting, give this one a go. There are numerous stones and it's a pleasant walk around the circle. The main stone has strange runes carved into it and a collection of peculiar items at the base presumably left by modern Druids casting spells or performing rituals which gave us something to discuss on the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Brilliant! if you like Stone circles, this one is really special. It's quite a big one and situated about 25 miles away from Keswick.

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Come here and spend a lazy half hour wandering around and communing with nature. Recharge your batteries. Its free!!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth the visit, they might now be part of a cow field but someone still thinks they are magical, there were lots of "trinkets " at the base of Meg!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Drive to get to see Long Meg and her Daughters was very intersting. Great place to visit and see some some ancient history if you are in the area.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What can I say to add to this? In a farmer's field so expect to walk in poo (wellies a must). No facilities and no guide but good for tiring out kids by asking them to count stones( mine forgot where they started!)

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