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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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A visit to an old friend.

I haven't been to Long Meg and her daughters since around 1998. It was the summer solstice and it was dark, but I found it. This time it was broad daylight and I struggled to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kieron J
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Blaydon, United Kingdom
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Blaydon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been to Long Meg and her daughters since around 1998. It was the summer solstice and it was dark, but I found it. This time it was broad daylight and I struggled to remember the way, but it is fairly well sign posted and eventually we got there and it was as I remembered it. No pay booth,... More 

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Kent
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always visit long Meg when in the area, despite being very sceptic usually, there is something peaceful and you can sense the energies here.. Just wear sensible shoes as you need to dodge cow pats! :-)

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Conwy County, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent trip to the Lake District we decided to do places of interest, here we have Meg and her daughters, the children counted the stones and told tales of the history of this place,

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My American visitor was stunned to find we could just drive up, park and wander at will with no red tape and for free. It's one of the largest stone circles in England and very atmospheric. We found many decorations and offerings around thte stones as it was just past the summer solstice.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no information available on the site so it was difficult to know exactly what to look for. Beautifully kept site though.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need to kill a short while in the Eden Valley, try Long Meg. You don't need to here for long. However, the feel of the place is very calming, can't really explain it. Not to get all mystical on you but I (normally sceptical about these things) DO feel a peace here. The views are lovely and for... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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1 Thank edward c
Aberdour, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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