King Arthur’s Round Table is a earthwork henge dating from the neolithic period (around 2000BCE). Much later the land was attributed to King Arthur’s jousting arena. Excavations have revealed there used to be two entrances to the henge, although only one remains, and evidence for standing stones. There is also evidence that suggests the dead were potentially cremated here. It is thought the henge was used as a trading hub or potentially for ceremonial/ritual reasons. The Arthurian connotations can be traced back to the 17th century during a resurgence of interest in Arthurian legend.
King Arthur’s Round Table can be visited following a trail by the Eden Rivers Trust that take you past another henge in the area – Mayburgh Henge. This walk is not too difficult and takes you near several local landmarks.
There is car parking available at Eamont Bridge, a short walk away.
Accessible toilet and café facilities are available at the nearby Brougham Castle.
Please keep dogs on leads as livestock roams freely.
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