Mayburgh Henge

LOCATION

EAMONT BRIDGE, CUMBRIA

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A large and impressive Neolithic henge, close to the motorway, yet surprisingly peaceful. The circular bank is up to 3 metres high, and near the centre is a single standing stone. There is evidence that there were seven more, three in the centre making a square with the remaining one, and two pairs at the entrance. As with Stonehenge, the precise meaning or use of Mayburgh Henge is not known.

Mayburgh Henge
EAMONT BRIDGE

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open at any reasonable time during daylight hours

About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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