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Merry Maidens Stone Circle, Cornwall


  • Located in Lamorna, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Explore South West England over a period of time and you'll come across numerous stone circles. According to local legends, many of these 'stones are everlasting marks of Divine displeasure, being maidens or men, who were changed into stone for some wicked profanation of the Sabbath-day. These monuments of impiety are scattered all over the county; they are to be found, indeed, to the extremity of Old Cornwall, many of those circles being upon Dartmoor'. (Source: Robert Hunt's 'Popular Romances of the West of England, or the Drolls, Traditions and Superstitions of Old Cornwall'). For example, there is the Nine Maidens Stone Circle on the high north plateau of Dartmoor National Park and The Dancers Stone Circle on the high south plateau. Further south west, on Bodmin Moor, are The Hurlers Stone Circles. Down on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula) are Boscawen-un Stone Circle and the Merry Maidens Stone Circle
  • The Merry Maidens Stone Circle is a Bronze Age stone circle located towards the south coast of The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Lamorna Cove is to the east. Porthcurno and Penberth are to the south west
  • The Merry Maidens Stone Circle is one of a high number of prehistoric and historic points of interest in a small area. See also The Pipers Bronze Age standing stones or menhirs and English Heritage's Burial Chamber. There are other standing stones and crosses to explore as well. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer 102 'Land's End' map for detail. There's limited parking by the side of the road. This is clearly visible on Google's satellite imagery and Street View. Note that you can walk to the area from Lamorna and St Buryan. Consult the map for directions
  • By James Penman

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