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Pre-historic Stone Circles

There are some 50 stone circles in Cumbria, including some of the earliest stone circles in Britain. There is a wide range of types, from the vast monumental circles at Castlerigg, Swinside and Long Meg, to the standard early bronze age circles of about 100 ft in diameter as at Casterton and Elva Plain, to diminutive rings associated with alignments and burials. Some are associated with henge monuments such as Mayburgh.

More information on all these monuments can be found at Visit Cumbria - Stone Circles

We have a particular interest in Castlerigg and Mayburgh Henge as we have named our guest rooms after them. However, if you like these sort of
attractions, then we would also recommend a visit to Long Meg and her daughters just a few miles from Penrith - Long Meg & Her Daughters

Penrith CastleCastles

Penrith Castle located in the centre of Penrith opposite the railway station – Penrith Castle

Brougham Castle located just off the A66 about one mile east of Penrith- Brougham Castle

Greystoke Castle, historic estate house, shooting and wedding venue - Greystoke Castle

Lowther Castle & Gardens - Lowther Castle This is part of the Lowther Estate, home of the Earls of Lonsdale (Lowther Estate) . It was the 5th Earl who instigated the Lonsdale belt for boxing.

Hadrians wallFurther afield

Hadrian’s Wall, about 20 miles north of Penrith, maybe a bit further depending on which part you decide to visit - Visit Hadrian's Wall or
vist the English Heritage site English Heritage - Hadrian's Wall

Brougham Castle

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