King Arthur’s Round Table

Location : Eamont Bridge  –  Grid Ref : NY 522284
 

Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.

King Arthurs Round Table is a prehistoric circular earthwork bounded by a ditch and an outer bank, at Eamont bridge, just South of Penrith, and about 400 metres from Mayburgh Henge.
 
It consists of an irregular bank surrounding a circular ditch some 12 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. In the seventeenth century two standing stones were recorded near the northern entrance, though both are now long since gone, and this part of the henge lies beneath the road to Ullswater.
 
The site has nothing whatever to do with the legendary king it is named after (predating him by at least 2500 years).
 

Photo by Ann Bowker.

Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham.

King Arthurs Round Table is in the care of English Heritage
 
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