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Address: Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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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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What can I say?? Yes a stone circle but what a place for it to be.. how impressive it must of been.. I kept getting the feeling the stones where warm. We arrived at 9am on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Hayley G
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?? Yes a stone circle but what a place for it to be.. how impressive it must of been.. I kept getting the feeling the stones where warm. We arrived at 9am on a November morning it was -2 outside.. the stones just looked so beautiful in the early morning sun and frost. The husband and I... More 

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Thank Hayley G
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly hard to find, but worth ticking off in the iSpy of ancient monuments. Don'r expect any facilities

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Thank Galabackhome
Penrith, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If in the area go and see if not don't plan to go as there is not much to see.dont take kids they will be bored.

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Thank Bruce R
County Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to this ancient site, a short walk from the road, take care in wet weather. Count the stones, legen says that you will not get the same number twice

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Thank Kathleen G
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long Meg is probably the poor relation of Castlerigg near Keswick but it's on a much larger scale. Secluded location adds to the atmosphere.

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Thank Chris H
Wigton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend you visit this beautiful and mystical place you can feel a special energy there. Only myself and my husband were there so it was lovely and quite , we spent about an hour there and saw no other visitors. Highly recommended

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Thank cate40
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I've visited Meg several times when cycling and on road trips, perfect stop off for the megalithic geeks out there

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Thank HelenBc2000
Perth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Cumbria has many stone circles, and this is the most spectacular, reputedly 3rd biggest in UK. The "daughters" form the "circle" maybe 200 m wide and Long Meg is an outlier. There is a legend attached, which you can find in "A guide to the stone circles of the Lake District". A nice thing about this circle, is that you... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Set in a farmers field, and his road disects the circle, does not have any information boards to tell you about the history, although impressive in size, the 6th largest of this type in northern europe, the circle has a diameter of about 350 feet... Long Meg is the tallest of the 69 stones, about 12 feet high and is... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Lots of back roads to navigate through - we were passed by a horse and gig - finally found our way and made our way through the field surrounded by a herd of cows (with their resultant body excretions) - loved the stones and Long Meg has quite a few old designs on her (tattoos?) - Like finding anything off... More 

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