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Long Meg and her Daughters

Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dating from the Bronze Age, this is England's third largest stone circle that consists of a huge...
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
35 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

this is a famous local stone circle, Long Meg is the biggest stone set apart from the others and has cup and ring marks on it. Can you count the stones? There's a spell on them - ypu won't get the same total twice! Go just after the summer or winter solstice for the full effect.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a bit of trouble finding these standing stones, but arrived at a magical twilight hour that made the stones glow in the setting sun. It was only us and a few cows. It's not a large site, but we took about half an hour to wander around the circle slowly, and wonder about its history.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very impressive piece of prehistory, and not shut away behind barbed wire but accessible and explorable. Easy to find and easy to park.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I love this place. It is completely unmolested, the farm, roads and footpaths have evolved around it as a living, active place. You won't find crowds here, it's a lovely place for kids. Call me stupid, but I use to tell stories to my kids on long summer evenings here as the sun set over the Lakeland fells. One sentence... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

An unspoilt gem. For those who like history this is an excellent and special place to visit. The stone circle is a pre-Druidic circle. It is a shame that a 1 lane track runs through the circle but I suspect that has been there for a hundred year or more. It is great to walk around the stones you get... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

An ancient stone circle. Great to visit with younger children. Ask them to count the stones in the circle. Even adults struggle to come up with the same number twice. By the time children have checked them a few times they will be tired out. Always a result!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very disappointed with this. There were no discrption of what you were seeing, or why it was there. A bit more thought would of been good.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the stone circle and Lucy Caves which is on the banks of the river Eden a good 2 hour walk will take you through the woods and past the old mines as well as the caves and stone circle. I found the route on the internet and it was easy to follow. A excellent visit and walk take... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Accessible and lovely views, much nicer than Stonehenge, well worth the walk from Little Salkeld. Also visited Lacy Caves.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hard To Find, and very easy to miss But a Real Gem, left from a different time absolutely awe inspiring, peaceful and out of this world Well worth the visit, and hope it remains this isolated When we arrived we discovered two wishing trees in the middle of the circle, where hundreds of people of many different faiths, had left... More 

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