Looking across the earthworks
Looking across the earthworks
Located near the confluence of the Lowther and Eamont rivers, this small (54 yards diameter) henge monument has been much altered by the construction of nearby roads, and by the landlord of the local pub, who, in 1820 used the inner circle of the henge as a tea garden.

There is a theory that there is some connection between King Arthur's Round Table and Mayburgh Henge, some 400 yards away. The orientation of the entrance to Mayburgh, which faces the Round Table, gives some credence to this theory, but there are no real facts to back this up.

There is quite little to see at the Round Table, and the location, so near the busy A66, does little to give you a sense of the site in ancient times.

The site is administered by English Heritage, and is open at any reasonable time.

About King Arthur's Round Table
Address: Penrith, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 1 mile s of Penrith on the west side of the A66
Website: King Arthur's Round Table
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Location map
OS: NY523283
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time


Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Mayburgh Henge - 0.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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Brougham Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Penrith Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

The Countess Pillar - 1.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Penrith, St Andrew's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brougham, St Ninian Ninekirks - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lowther Castle and Gardens - 2.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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Tourist Information Centre
Penrith and Eden Museum
CA11 7PT
Tel: 01768 867 466
Email: pen.tic@eden.gov.uk
Web: http://www.visiteden.co.uk/