The Stone Circles of Cumbria

There are some 50 stone circles in Cumbria, including some of the earliest stone circles in Britain.

There is a vast 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.

Listed below are some of Cumbria’s stone circles, other ancient Henges, standing stones, and other ancient sites.

The Best Stone Circles

Castlerigg

Swinside

Long Meg

 

Other Stone Circles

Birkrigg

Elva Plain

Little Meg

Glassonby

 

Gamelands

Kemp Howe

Castlehowe Scar

Iron Hill

 

Oddendale

Gunnerkeld

Grey Croft

Kinniside

 

Moor Divock

 

Other stones and ancient places

Mayburgh Henge

Goggleby Stone

The Bowder Stone

Giants Graves

 

King Arthur’s Round Table

Lowhouse Standing Stone

Druidical Judgement Seat

Ewe Close prehistoric Settlement

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