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Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I live nearby the stones and I frequently walk my dog there. The views are stunning and the stones are interesting. Worth visiting if you are in the area. It is great for children too, as an old myth says that when counting the stones you will never get the same number twice, and as a child, this entertained me... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

tricky to find, even for a local.a fabulous, secluded stone circle. if you want the place to yourself, get there early.so atmospheric and a real ancient feel to the place. try penrith or even over the fell in alston for a bite to eat afterwards

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In visitor terms I suppose Long Meg is the poor relation of nearby Castlerigg but its on a grander scale and is well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A beautiful, atmospheric place. Lots of space to walk around and hug the sones. Great for kids & picnics.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful stone circle tucked away in yhr Eden Vakley, away from the rourist side of the Lakes. A must for megalithic fans, and energy people, its a beautiful spot. We visited on the Summer Solstice, and having never benn here before thre will be a revisit. A huge circle of beautiful stones, well worth a visit, it feels very serene... More 

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Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Penrith

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