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Little Meg Stone Circle

An image of a carved rock, part of the Little Meg stone circle in Cumbria. Part of a site report on brigantesnation.com

Little Meg Stone Circle, also known as Maughanby Circle, is a small and ancient monument located near the village of Little Salkeld in Cumbria, England. It consists of eleven large kerb stones that probably surrounded a Bronze Age kerb cairn, a type of burial mound

Long Meg and her Daughters standing stone and stone circle

An aerial photo of Long Meg and her Daughters standing stone and stone circle in Cumbria. Part of a site report on britgantesnation.com

Long Meg and her Daughters is a remarkable Neolithic monument located near Penrith in Cumbria, England.

Castlerigg stone circle

An aerial view of Castlerigg Neolithic stone circle, in Cumbria. Part of a site visit report on brigantesnation.com

Castlerigg stone circle is one of the oldest and most scenic megalithic monuments in Britain, dating back to the late Neolithic period, around 3000 BC

Mayburgh Henge

An aerial photo of Mayburgh Henge in Penrith, Cumbria. Part of a site report on brigantesnation.com

Mayburgh Henge is a remarkable prehistoric monument located near Eamont Bridge in Cumbria, England. It consists of a massive circular bank of river cobbles, enclosing a flat area with a single standing stone near the centre.

King Arthurs Round Table Henge

An aerial photograph of King Arthur's Round Table, a Neolithic henge in Cumbria. Part of an article about the henge on brigantesnation.com

King Arthur’s Round Table is a Late Neolithic Henge (2000-1000 BCE). It consists of a low circular platform surrounded by a wide ditch 12m wide by 1.5m wide , this configuration of a bank and ditch being a characteristic of these prehistoric henges.

Newton Kyme Henge

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Newton Kyme hosts the site for what was once a 200m henge of the Thornborough variety.

Elslack Roman Fort

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Bainbridge Roman Fort

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Particularly of note is the multiple defense ditches to the west, the extension of the entire fort to the east and the well defined entranceway to the south (other entrances are available)But the real stunner is the 2 interior shots: firstly the interior of the classic fort itself where we have a road coming in from the south entrance and going north, surrounded by at least 5 buildings, all with wall lines clearly defined.

Bainbridge Camp – Hill Fort

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The subject of much speculation and, frankly, little fact this looks like a classic hill fort to us, check out the below elevation map of the area with the hillfort showing up beautifully. We have also included elevation profiles so you, dear readers, can appreciate the classic hill top location: note how from all directions the hillfort perches nicely on the top of the highest point: visible from all directions and can see in all directions. A classic see & be seen location, achieving the twin aims of defence and impressing visitors.

Whitley Castle Roman Fort

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Those of you who are fans of Bernard Cornwell will know Whitley castle from his latest book: those of you who know their Roman stuff will know it as Epiacum Fort: and those who really know their stuff will know it’s the most complex set of defenses in the Roman world

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