Location : Eamont Bridge – Grid Ref : NY 519284
1.5 miles south of Penrith on a minor road off the A6.
Mayburgh Henge is on a tongue of land between the Rivers Eamont and Lowther just south of Penrith. It consists of a single circular bank, up to 6.5 metres high, and 50 metres across its base, broken by a single entrance and enclosing an area with a diameter of some 90 metres.
It contains a single monolith 2.8 metres high, although in the 18th century there were four standing stones in the centre, and a further four at the entrance. It probably dates from between 2000 to 1000 BC, and may have been a meeting place for a large prehistoric community.
400 metres to the east is the earthwork of ‘King Arthur’s Round Table‘, consisting of an irregular bank surrounding a circular ditch some 12 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep.
To celebrate the new millennium, a Millennium Stone was erected nearby.
Mayburgh Henge is in the care of English Heritage