History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Near Lammerside are the Giants Graves, a Bronze Age site which has been variously described as a hill fort and a burial ground. Further south is Pendragon Castle. According to legend the castle was built by Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur. In fact, the castle is a 12th century Norman fortification, located in a superb location overlooking the River Eden.
Above Pendragon Castle is Wild Boar Fell, where, legend tells us, the last known wild boar in England was killed by Sir Richard Musgrave in the early 15th century. In this case the legend is likely to be true, as a boar tusk was found within Sir Richard's tomb in Kirkby Stephen Church wen it was opened in the 19th century. The tusk is now on display in the chuch.
There are excellent walks to be had in the area, including a trail known as Lady Anne's Way, which follows the course of the original road through the dale before the current B6259 was constructed.
Mallerstang Dale is an exquisitely lovely countryside area, well worth a drive through, or a longer exploration on foot.
About Mallerstang Dale
Address: Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Countryside - Valley
Location: To access the Mallerstang by car, take the B6259 south of Kirkby Stephen. The road travels along the floor of the dale.
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Pendragon Castle - 0.6 miles (Castle)
Kirkby Stephen Church - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Brough Castle - 6.7 miles (Castle)
Gamelands Stone Circle - 9.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Rutter Force - 9.9 miles (Countryside)
Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre - 10.2 miles (Museum)
Eden Valley - 10.9 miles (Countryside)
Sedbergh, St Gregory's Chapel - 11.3 miles (Historic Church)
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