Little Meg Cairn
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The stones of the cist had cup and ring marks - one of these stones is now in Penrith Museum. The original cairn would have been covered with turf and ranged about 9.5 metres by 8 metres.
The kerb stones vary in height from 0.3 to 1.3 metres. Five of the stones are still upright, and the others have fallen. One of the kerb stones has two large carvings of spiral and concentric circles.
Note: Its a bit tricky to find Little Meg. From the far end of the Long Meg site follow the bridleway, keeping the treed area to your right. At the end of the first field turn right along the fence and follow this fence into the next field, where Little Meg can be seen halfway along, up against the fence. Please note that Little Meg is on private property.
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About Little Meg Cairn
Address: Little Salkeld, Cumbria, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Park at Long Meg stone circle (signposted from Little Salkeld).
Little Meg Cairn Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Brougham Castle - 5.8 miles (Castle)
Penrith, St Andrew's Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church)
Penrith Castle - 6.1 miles (Castle)
Acorn Bank - 6.1 miles (Garden)
Brougham Hall - 6.4 miles (Historic Building)
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