Jun
21

King Arthur’s Table & Mayburgh Henge

King Arthur’s Round Table

A Neolithic earthwork henge, dating from about 2000 BC, but much later believed to be King Arthur’s jousting arena.

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 Mayburgh Henge

A large and impressive Neolithic henge, much better preserved than neighbouring King Arthur’s Round Table. Its banks stand up to three metres (10 feet) high, and unusually are constructed of pebbles collected from the nearby river.

Near the centre is a single standing stone: old drawings suggest that it was one of a group here, four more having been removed from the entranceway.

 

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