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The Standing Stones are wonderful very calming. The fresh air and views are tottaly to experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Les S
Penrith, United Kingdom
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Situated in the beautiful Wden Valley this Stone circle is at the beginning of a lovely walk along... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Margot D
Penrith, United Kingdom
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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.
Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Standing Stones are wonderful very calming. The fresh air and views are tottaly to experience, spend some great outdoor time here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Les S
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Situated in the beautiful Wden Valley this Stone circle is at the beginning of a lovely walk along the Eden to Lacey’s Cave. Walk round Megs daughters and count them, then go round again, bet you don’t come up with the same number. Meg saved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Margot D
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I was shocked at how quiet and tucked away this was compared to how enthralling it is. I'm so pleased I've just seen a picture online from the air. It is quite amazing, thought provoking and peaceful. Well worth popping to the little tucked away...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Long Meg and Her Daughters is an interesting stone circle located just outside Little Salkeld. We visited as part of a walk along the River Eden to Lacy's Cave. The bit of the walk was a bit in between was a bit "roadsie" for my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This ancient monument is in the Eden Valley and sufficiently distant from the Lake District National Park to not be over-visited. Even on a bank holiday weekend, it was not crowded. Management intervention is minimal; no car proper car park, no visitor centre and hardly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Picking a lovely crisp frosty day to visit just after sunrise we enjoyed a quiet visit and wandered around the site. This mysterious and prehistoric monument stands on an elevated site with a farm track right through the circle showing how access was at one...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were alone with our thoughts when we visited - worth the walk - amazing setting just dodge the cow pats

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Visited in late afternoon with only my family present. Places like this represent what Britain is to this American - A long history with its layers still visible, providing mileposts to mark the journey.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

So easy to access and a nice drive from where we stayed in Appleby - was easy to pop over here for a quick visit on a rainy day after seeing a few other sites. Beautiful grassy setting and atmospheric stone circle. We drove but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 294mariay
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing visit! Went at around 11am on a weekday and had the whole place to myself. Was a fascinating visit and lovely place for a walk. Would advise walking a route that includes long meg and Lacy’s Caves which is along the River Eden.

Date of experience: August 2018
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25 July 2016|
Response from intrepidplanner | Reviewed this property |
CA10 1NW will get you close enough.
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Response from stobbo8 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we were in a car.