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Really quite amazing

I was shocked at how quiet and tucked away this was compared to how enthralling it is. I'm so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jackie C
London, United Kingdom
Interesting stone circle.

Long Meg and Her Daughters is an interesting stone circle located just outside Little Salkeld. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stuart W
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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.
Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was shocked at how quiet and tucked away this was compared to how enthralling it is. I'm so pleased I've just seen a picture online from the air. It is quite amazing, thought provoking and peaceful. Well worth popping to the little tucked away...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long Meg and Her Daughters is an interesting stone circle located just outside Little Salkeld. We visited as part of a walk along the River Eden to Lacy's Cave. The bit of the walk was a bit in between was a bit "roadsie" for my...More

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This ancient monument is in the Eden Valley and sufficiently distant from the Lake District National Park to not be over-visited. Even on a bank holiday weekend, it was not crowded. Management intervention is minimal; no car proper car park, no visitor centre and hardly...More

1  Thank SHEEPY2012
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Picking a lovely crisp frosty day to visit just after sunrise we enjoyed a quiet visit and wandered around the site. This mysterious and prehistoric monument stands on an elevated site with a farm track right through the circle showing how access was at one...More

Thank Brigantian1
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We were alone with our thoughts when we visited - worth the walk - amazing setting just dodge the cow pats

Thank Q9326WIsarahd
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Visited in late afternoon with only my family present. Places like this represent what Britain is to this American - A long history with its layers still visible, providing mileposts to mark the journey.

Thank RichardandColleen
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

So easy to access and a nice drive from where we stayed in Appleby - was easy to pop over here for a quick visit on a rainy day after seeing a few other sites. Beautiful grassy setting and atmospheric stone circle. We drove but...More

1  Thank Maria Y
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing visit! Went at around 11am on a weekday and had the whole place to myself. Was a fascinating visit and lovely place for a walk. Would advise walking a route that includes long meg and Lacy’s Caves which is along the River Eden.

Thank kittenkid10
Reviewed August 21, 2018

I am no expert but to my mind these are equally as impressive as Avebury without the hustle, I think there were wight 8 people there when we visited. The stones are maybe more impressive for some solitude and reflection.

Thank Fatfool
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I would say that the best way to describe here is like Cumbrian's own version of a mini stone henge! It's been around for hundred's of years but no- one really know's why. It's a place to visit if your just passing or one of...More

Thank Phill C
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July 25, 2016|
Response from intrepidplanner | Reviewed this property |
CA10 1NW will get you close enough.
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Response from stobbo8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we were in a car.