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Impressive large Stone Circle

Visited Long Meg and her Daughters Stone Circle on a sunny day outstanding views - well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DJRangoon
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Globetrotter UK
Major stone circle and main stone

I really do like stone circles and other megalithic structures. This is one of the more spectacular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LightAleCavalier
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Lancashire
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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.
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“bronze age” (10 reviews)
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Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Long Meg and her Daughters Stone Circle on a sunny day outstanding views - well worth a visit. Try and walk to Little Meg as well.

Thank DJRangoon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really do like stone circles and other megalithic structures. This is one of the more spectacular gems in Northern England. Although on private land access is problem-free with no admission charge. Nowadays it consists of a large circle of stones, divided by a farm...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually an Early Neolithic stone circle (demonstrated through excavation and radiocarbon dates from 2016). It’s the fifth largest stone circle in the UK and Eire, with stunning views out towards the mountains of the Lake District to the west, and to the Pennines...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stand next to these monoliths on the wind-swept hill and try to imagine who would go to the trouble of placing them here, and why? Well worth a visit to see Long Meg's face and wonder what she has been thinking all these years.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

I went over to Carlisle to see a friend as we had planned to go to the Lakes for the day. We headed to Long Meg as a starting point and then meant to go to Castlerigg stone circle to complete the link but the...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This is a stone circle. Quite large in a large field. The location is panoramic and on a sunny day quite easily a wonderful site for a family picnic. Really enjoyed it.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

free parking, and no charges for entry. Impressive size circle (love to know how they got the stones in situ!)

1  Thank landrovermike
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

A lovey tranquil place. It was easy to find and the sat nav took us straight to it (CA10 1NW.) It was easy to park and is completely free. There was a lot of activity on the day we visited, with people chanting and dancing...More

1  Thank Nikki C
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We had fun trying to count the stones and the scale of the circle is very impressive. We saw the stones as part of a circular walk starting in Little Salkeld, where we also visited Lacey's caves and enjoyed a beautiful stretch along the River...More

Thank Olivia M
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This has probably got a lot of significance to some people, but basically it's a bunch of large stones in a circle. On the up side it's not been developed so not a tourist trap. If you fancy a drive it's as good a place...More

1  Thank smithawk
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Response from intrepidplanner | Reviewed this property |
CA10 1NW will get you close enough.
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July 13, 2016|
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Sorry but we were in a car.
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