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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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Easily accessed bit of history

Can be viewed from the Lane or on a short level walk from your car. Big rocks (some other circles are tiny rockeries), and Long Meg has a great marry face, plus cup and ring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bea-and-Jamie
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Yorkshire, UK
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One to visit if you're in the area but don't go out of your way. Bit tricky to find - one of the Q&As has a postcode which helped a lot. It's a huge area with loads of stones, goodness knows how they got them there all that time ago. Bit of a weird place though, it's basically a farmer's... More 

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Yorkshire, UK
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can be viewed from the Lane or on a short level walk from your car. Big rocks (some other circles are tiny rockeries), and Long Meg has a great marry face, plus cup and ring markings. Worth a look!

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Thank Bea-and-Jamie
Penrith, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an amazing place to visit. FREE! How come this isn't commercialised like Avebury or Stonehenge?

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Thank Dave M
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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