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Peaceful historic place - for the most part

This ancient monument is in the Eden Valley and sufficiently distant from the Lake District... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SHEEPY2012
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Thought provoking-worth a detour

Picking a lovely crisp frosty day to visit just after sunrise we enjoyed a quiet visit and wandered... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brigantian1
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Appleby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 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 age, a farm access track was built through the end of the circle, great shame. Meg has several ancient carvings that are still visible and worth a look. The circle is entered through the avenue in front of Meg, with a back drop of the Lake district, and views of The Pennines, it must have been spectacular back in the day. I was lucky enough to have the place to myself for half an hour, before the next car load of chavvy oiks turned up to shriek and clamber over the ancient monument. Time to leave..
Well worth a look, and for free..

3  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Here these amazing stones are, in a field with grazing cows. No car park, no fences, no gift shop. Just you and the stones. Wonderful.

1  Thank Katie M
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

This mysetrious place is not commercial at all and has huge stones arranged in a circle. This place is a must to go and see.

Thank bart761
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

It was a perfect sunny Saturday and we'd had enough of the crowds at Pooley Bridge. I've always had a penchant for stone circles so we punched Long Meg into the sat-nav and off we went.

Bliss!

So gloriously peaceful. OK, so there's not much there and, if you're not into stone circles then I really wouldn't bother but as a place to get away from it all... lovely

Thank SilverSloth
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Took my daughter here. Poignant moments - peaceful, calm and very beautiful. Standing stones are in the middle of a field, easy access and truly amazing.

Thank Deborah S
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