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Long Meg and her Daughters

Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Circle of life

This is a well preserved bronze-age stone circle. A free attraction and well worth a visit. Take a... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
gelvisblue
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Skipton, United Kingdom
A great surprise!

Our tour guide Andy Jackson took my friend Donna and I here. It was the largest stone circle I’ve... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
whitewave72017
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Bellingham, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“stone circles” (20 reviews)
“bronze age” (10 reviews)
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Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is a well preserved bronze-age stone circle. A free attraction and well worth a visit. Take a spiritual walk around the circle and feel the spiritual energy. A beautiful setting. Take a look at the clootie tree.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our tour guide Andy Jackson took my friend Donna and I here. It was the largest stone circle I’ve ever seen. It was hidden away by a farm and we were the only ones there for the majority of the time. Old Meg is impressive....More

Thank whitewave72017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Partly because they are in the same general area people might do as we did and visit this neolithic stone circle as well as Castlerigg. The latter is much more like the typical monument and has an isolated feel about it. Long Meg though sits...More

Thank Wary1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Living history, easily accessible and free. Cannot believe I have never heard of or visited this before.

Thank Clive U
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Reasonably easy to find a large stone circle but not in as spectacular setting as Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I'll admit that I'm fascinated by England's stone circles, and Long Meg is amazing. It's very large, and provides a great view of the surrounding countryside. It's a bit out of the way, but worth the visit-and maybe it will speak to you, too.

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This stone circle is well hidden away and not really signposted - so its a bit of a surprise how well preserved it is and the size of it. For me it doesn't quite match up with the Castlerigg stone circle near Keswick which is...More

3  Thank jcm99
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The vastness of this stone circle is magical. It's huge, yet all enclosed and hidden away. Seeing the remaining spiral labyrinth on the main standing stone is worth the drive.

1  Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

You can feel the tranquility such a peaceful place to reflect. My grand daughter thought she counted 64 stones but didn't check.

Thank shelaghrussell2017
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If there was ever a place to build a stone circle, this is it. Built in the Bronze age and technically a stone Oval, the name comes from the largest of the stones, Long Meg, And her 59 daughters At some point since the Bronze...More

3  Thank Tim B
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CA10 1NW will get you close enough.
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