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"King Arthur's Round Table" - Cumbria, England
Henge
National Grid Reference: NY 524 284

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How To Get There

This partially destroyed henge can be found at Eamont Bridge, about a mile south of Penrith. From Penrith follow signs for Shap on the A6. After crossing the bridge in Eamont Bridge take the next turn right on to the B5320. You'll see the remains of King Arthur's Round Table right at the corner!

This henge monument seems to have suffered its fair share of misfortune over the years. Cut through by a road and at one stage used as a tea garden this site has nothing whatever to do with the legendary king it is named after (predating him by at least 2500 years).

Just out of shot to the right of the picture above is Mayburgh Henge, make sure that you visit while you're here!

Nearby Sites

Mayburgh

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Notes

Henge :-

A henge is a roughly circular prehistoric earthwork consisting of a ditch and bank with a level plateau in the centre. A henge does not have to contain a stone circle but many do. Stonehenge, Avebury, Mayburgh and Arbor Low are all examples of henges which contain (or contained) stone circles. Woodhenge, close by to Stonehenge in Wiltshire is an example of a henge monument that didn't contain a stone circle. It had a series of wooden posts at its centre which might have been free standing posts or the posts of some kind of wooden structure.

 

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