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KING ARTHUR’S ROUND TABLE

King Arthur's Round Table
KING ARTHUR’S ROUND TABLE

A Neolithic earthwork henge dating from c2500BC, once believed to be King Arthur's jousting area. This is a site for the enthusiast, because there is little to see; however, Mayburgh Henge nearby is more impressive. King Arthur's Round Table is located at the southern end of the historic village of Eamont Bridge (the War Memorial is a landmark) and consists of a low circular earth platform surrounded by a wide ditch and earthen bank, a layout characteristic of prehistoric henges. Part of the henge was destroyed when the road was built. Two standing stones once stood at one of the entrances.

Location/Address: Eamont Bridge
Nr Penrith
County: Cumbria
Post Code: CA10 2BX
Main Historic Period: Prehistory
Link to featured article: The importance of Eamont Bridge
Tip/Nearby: Mayburgh Henge is within walking distance. Castles at Penrith and Brougham nearby. The Countess Pillar is close to the latter. A little further on is Acorn Bank garden.
Primary Management: English Heritage
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