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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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an unusual and quiet stone circle

a stone circle sey in a beautiful setting without the burocracy and hype usually associated with such henge sites. Stand in the middle and count the stones clockwise and then anti... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

a stone circle sey in a beautiful setting without the burocracy and hype usually associated with such henge sites. Stand in the middle and count the stones clockwise and then anti clockwise.? You may be surprised at the result. !

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

It's a bit off the beaten track, but it's worth the 15 minute detour to see. It's not got the overdone sales pitch and commercialisation of Stone Henge, but it has a lot of the mystique and there are some wonderful views of the surrounding area.

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Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This Stone Circle in little Salkeld is not to hard to find and is signposted in the area as "Druid Circle". Interestingly the stone circle has a road which has carved a path through the circle to a little farmhouse located fairly close to the circle. I have visited this site twice and enjoyed it on both occasions and would... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just outside of Penrith set in the Eden valley. A quiet tranquil stone circle with a walk which was the perfect length for our son. Free parking

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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