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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 September 14, 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 in a really beautiful spot - but its certainly worth a visit

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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.

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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.

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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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