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“Another neolithic puzzle”

Long Meg and her Daughters
Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Penrith
Certificate of Excellence
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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 October 23, 2017

Partly because they are in the same general area people might do as we did and visit this neolithic stone circle as well as Castlerigg. The latter is much more like the typical monument and has an isolated feel about it. Long Meg though sits in lush countryside, near a farm. We were wandering around it in the company of cows, who didn't seem to mind. It's a large circle on a sloping site, cut through by the farm road. An interesting mystery and well worth the trip.

Thank Wary1
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"bronze age"
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"standing stones"
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"large stone"
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"minor road"
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"farm road"
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"large field"
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"worth a visit"
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"hidden away"
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"sat nav"
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"peaceful spot"
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"red sandstone"
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"follow the road"
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"free attraction"
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"well worth the trip"
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"circular walk"
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Living history, easily accessible and free.
Cannot believe I have never heard of or visited this before.

Thank Clive U
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Reasonably easy to find a large stone circle but not in as spectacular setting as Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick

Thank Anne P
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

I'll admit that I'm fascinated by England's stone circles, and Long Meg is amazing. It's very large, and provides a great view of the surrounding countryside. It's a bit out of the way, but worth the visit-and maybe it will speak to you, too.

Thank hrtraveler
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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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