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“Hidden gem”

Long Meg and her Daughters
Ranked #4 of 36 things to do in Penrith
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 29, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed August 28, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank shelaghrussell2017
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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..

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank bart761
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