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Long Meg and her Daughters

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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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Large stone circle .

Pity no notice board with information on. Obvious used as grassing for cows. But good views over the area . Very quiet .

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Pity no notice board with information on. Obvious used as grassing for cows. But good views over the area . Very quiet .

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The best stone circle in the area and well worth the effort to go to.We walked there from Little Salkeld along the bank of the river Eden and the walk was superb.

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Cumbria
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

the grandchildren love this and spend hours running round counting the daughters. a little gem without bells and whistles which is all the better

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Norwalk, CT
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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Just finding Long Meg and her Daughters was a challenge, as the tourist information office in Penrith could only give verbal directions. Fortunately those directions were accurate and we found our way there. The site is unattended, which means you can pull off the narrow country road and park for free, but it also means that people with less than... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We made the mistake of looking at the map and deciding that it couldn't be that hard to find, so didn't set the SatNav. Drove up and down and back and forth for over an hour before finally stumbling on a nearly invisible signpost. Site was practically deserted, which was great. Very atmospheric and undeveloped, well worth a visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was very easy to find Long Meg by road. It's on google maps, but there is no real reception out there, so you can't rely on your phone navigator. Print your maps before you leave. Once you are close there are signposts for 'Druids Circle'. There is a small parking space to the side under a tree for one... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Another great stone circle. We came here on dusk for a short visit. There are no facilities, but it is a surprisingly large stone circle and the size of the stones creeps up on you. If the cows are in the same paddock watch out! My wife called to me and suddenly had a very enthusiastic herd of diary cows... More 

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Northumberland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love the story/history of this, but found it to be a rather sad environment. We approached on foot, while walking dogs, passing the nearby farms, along a farm track with barbed wire on every level of the fence (some trailing on the ground and certainly perfect for ensnaring wildlife!) . The mud and misery (it was in December) might... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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346 reviews 346 reviews
237 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

These stones are worth a visit. As an Australian bronze age stone circles represent a different reality from home. Worth a look.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

not signposted from the main road and we took a few wrong turns but well worth visiting, very peaceful. Interesting especially for lovers of stone circles

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

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