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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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better than stonehenge!

my latest visit having first encountered it 60 years ago reasonably accessible from Langwathby towards Glassonby perfect prehistoric stone circle with long meg standing aloof... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
edward c
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my latest visit having first encountered it 60 years ago reasonably accessible from Langwathby towards Glassonby perfect prehistoric stone circle with long meg standing aloof outside the circle with her roundel on the north side/ peaceful and just a pasture field with no facilities whatsoever. Congratulations to the meditator who sat lotus-like on the most prominent stone deep in herself... More 

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Aberdour, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long Meg and her Daughters are standing stones that make up one of the most extensive stone circles in the UK. The monument is isolated, along a very minor road, in deep agricultural countryside. The views to the Pennines in one direction, and across to the Lakeland Fells in another, give it a very sturdy beauty. There's a farm off... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

These stones are quite a surprise to come across, just standing as they do on the edge of farmland. Completely free, but interesting to history lovers

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lovely to have a stone circle entirely to ourselves. Easy to park. A farm lane cuts through the middle of the circle and the stones are quite spread out, so it's difficult to take a picture that does it justice. Watch out for cow pats!

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Thank Mair22
Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Lucky enough to live within 3-4 milw walk of Long Meg. Interesting to read about Meg and her daughters. Can be accessed by car to roadside of field. There is lovely walking in this area with some relatively flat routes. Also within easy reach is Little Salkeds watermill, a working mill producing flour and artisan baked goods. There is also... More 

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Carlisle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Been to see Long Meg & her Daughter's a few times,even stayed the night in a camper van for the summer solstice, busy at times,lots of cow psts!!!my friends & I took our crystals & healing stones to re-energise them,I've had Reiki on one of the stones there!!.

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Linwood,Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

It's hard to imagine how these stones were placed here and why?! The markings on some stones make this site more unusual than others. Beautiful views on a sunny but chilly day.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went for the group hike. It was to the Druid Stone Circle and back to the Langwathby town hall. We went with the ladies' W.I. Women's Institute. Finished up with tea and bacon sandwiches. Good vigorous day trip.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A big stone circle with an intriguing history. Part of a nice stroll across to Addingham Church. You can also visit Lacey's caves on the Eden.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Directions vague. When you park in the village head downwards for the road that says it is a dead end

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