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Merry Maidens

Lamorna, Penzance, England
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Stone circle

This is a circle of stones in the middle of a field. Apart from that, there is little to be seen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Off the beaten path

I am so glad I had the chance to visit the Merry Maidens. Had it not been for my tour guide at Tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John P
San Diego, California
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One of England's best-preserved and complete ancient stone circles consisting of 19 granite stones that form a perfect circle nearly 78 feet in diameter.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lamorna, Penzance, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a circle of stones in the middle of a field. Apart from that, there is little to be seen. Clearly it has ancient origins and would be of more interest if there were some interpretation boards.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad I had the chance to visit the Merry Maidens. Had it not been for my tour guide at Tour Cornwall, I would have never been able to find my way here. The road getting there was a narrow countryside road, and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

May 7, 2017 - During our all day tour of Cornwall, we had stopped at St. Michael's Mount and Penzance. Continuing our tour, our guide brought us to see the Merry Maidens stone circle. It is believe to date back to around 1500 BC. Since...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small stone circle is on the road between Newlyn and Land's End. It's perfectly formed but lacks some form of notation for visitors which will give some of the history of the area and the stones. It could become quite a tourist destination as...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This perfect stone circle, is still in use by local and visiting Pagans and you can often find ceremonies in progress there when you visit. Part of a larger sacred landscape with other standing stones and burial cambers nearby....

Thank Cornishpagan
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Went there on a wild and rainy day which just added to the power of this circle. Interesting standing stones all over Cornwall. Nice one to visit and the Pipers nearby.

Thank bankiemac
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Ok so there's not a lot to see, but if you're from the states, not going to find these at home. So for that reason if you are in the area, stop and visit ancient stone formations. We used it as a waylay while also...More

1  Thank micbarbz
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Had an interesting stop amazing and it's free to visit Very atmospheric. Not as impressive as the huge stones at Stonehenge. But just as interesting Unruined by commercial tourism ! A must to visit stunning views great history. Even free parking.

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Not signposted very well, I was a bit disappointed that they're not the original stones.(according to Google) And field full of dog poo.

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Nice little stone circle in a lovely field. We went in the afternoon and were the only ones there. If you have never been to a complete stone circle before, this is a nice one to visit. Note: you need to climb stone fence steps...More

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