Long Meg and her Daughters. The Second Largest Stone Circle in the United Kingdom / David Hopcroft

Our last visit to a stone circle seems to be many moons ago so it was nice to get up on the hills in Cumbria and see the second largest stone circle in the United Kingdom. The whole structure is a circle with a diameter of around 140 metres. Named Long Meg and her daughters the structure dates back to around 1500 BCE. Long Meg stands about 4 meters high and is made of local sandstone, the daughters are made of rhyolite. The stone also stands outside the main circle. Long Meg and her daughters are, according to local legend, witches who were turned to stone for profaning the Sabbath. If that were true I cannot help but think the whole country might be littered with stones by now.


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