King Arthur's Round Table
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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: Eamont Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA10 2BX
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)
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Mayburgh Henge - 0.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Brougham Hall - 0.3 miles (Historic Building)
Clifton Hall - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Brougham Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle)
Penrith Castle - 1.1 miles (Castle)
The Countess Pillar - 1.5 miles (Historic Building)
Penrith, St Andrew's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Brougham, St Ninian Ninekirks - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
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