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Long Meg and her Daughters

Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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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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York, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 reviews 20 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed a short walk from little salkeld to the stones. Eerie feeling to know that they had been used for rituals and ceremonies hundreds of years ago.

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Auckland, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cool place to stop and see if you are in the area - do some research on it first so you know what the deal is. Apparently people once tried to get rid of them, and a huge storm came along to stop them :). I also recommend the nearby Watermill cafe.

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Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

These stones are located in a fairly small field, which is obviously home to animals at times, so watch your feet! Long Meg itself is quite imposing, but I was sorry to see that the graffiti artists have had a go at her. The daughters are smaller, and vary in size. I'm sorry to say that this is certainly no... More

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Fareham, UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you imagine a smaller version of Stonehenge without visitors centres and all the touristy bits then you have Long Meg. The 59 stones are situated either side of the farm track and are mysterious yet something holds your attention. We visited as part of a longer walk and spent approx. 20-30 minutes exploring the stones etc. As others have... More

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