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Long Meg and her Daughters

Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mysterious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is well worth a visit if you are staying in Penrith and have a car. It is a short drive out just beyond Little Salkeld, and it's rather impressive and completely unspoilt. It's really rather huge as a set of stone circles, and Meg is obvious and looks pretty cool. Would recommend for a day when you're wanting to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A really good attraction, easily accessible and not spoiled like Stonehenge. If you drive to it there is not a car park but the farmer doesn't seem to mind a few cars. If you walk there, be prepared for mud, it is on a farm. Please treat this place with respect, I hope it doesn't get too popular as it... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We visited here as it looked interesting and got good reviews on trip advisor! Definitely an interesting place worth a look. We were also interested to see the nearby Lacy's caves which we eventually found more down to luck than anything else as it's not very well signposted! In the end we managed to complete a lovely circular walk with... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Nice walk through fields,will be better in summer, as the ground was flooded. The size of the circle is amazing, felt a bit spooky, as you wonder what rituals may have been performed there by the Druid's.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The legend is that if you count the stones clockwise and counterclockwise that you will not get the same number around! I don't know about that but this is an amazing druidic stone circle and our kids had fun climbing (or at least trying to climb) each and every rock. This fit well with a walk down by the Eden... More

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