Merry Maidens Stone Circle

The Merry Maidens Stone Circle has 19 standing stones and is thought to be complete (no stones have been removed). It is also called Dawn's Men from the Cornish "Dans Maen", meaning Stone Dance. The name comes from a tale that the stones are 19 maidens turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday. Two nearby stones, "The Pipers", played at the dance.

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Location: England - Cornwall - St Buryan

Category: Prehistoric

Tags: Stone Circle

The Merry Maidens Stone Circle is on the B3315, west of Penzance, past the Lamorna road, on the south side. There is a bus stop and a parking area. Don't forget to look for The Pipers across the road in a field (we forgot). The Tregiffiam burial chamber is nearby.

Website: Historic Cornwall

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

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