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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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Came here a long time ago and enjoyed the revisit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Cameron S
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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104 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Penrith
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

long meg is a tall lump of rock followed by smaller rocks scattered around callled her daughters, best time to go is midsummers eve in July as it gets quite busy but the atmosphere is great,next door is a fruit farm where in summer you can pick your own fruit.

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

just a great place to switch off , there is such a feeling of power/presence , I don't quite know what it is but it is there . supposedly you cannot count the stones , didn't even try , only dislike is there can be a bit of traffic from the farm but that's nothing really .

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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