Long Meg and Her Daughters – Cumbria, England
Consisting of 59 stones, Long Meg and Her Daughters – officially known as Maughanby Stone Circle – is one of the largest stone circles in Europe. It gets its name from the tallest of the stones, the 3.6-metre-tall (12 feet) Long Meg, made of local red sandstone, which overlooks the smaller rhyolite granite stones. Constructed between 3300 to 900 BC, Long Meg is engraved with megalithic art symbols, such as cups and concentric circles, and may have originally acted as a prehistoric sundial by casting a shadow onto the other stones. William Wordsworth once wrote that after Stonehenge, it was “beyond dispute the most notable relic that this or probably any other country contains”, which only validates its importance.