Giants Of The British Isles: The Penrith Giant

St. Andrew’s Church Penrith. The churchyard has some ancient crosses and hogback tombstones in it known now as “Giant’s Grave”, and “Giant’s Thumb” which is the remains of a Norse cross dated to 920 AD.

There are more Giants who never made it into the history books just waiting to be discovered.

The ruins of Penrith Castle (14th-16th centuries) can be seen from the adjacent railway station. The castle is run as a visitor attraction by English Heritage. To the south-east of the town are the more substantial ruins of Brougham Castle, also under the protection of English Heritage. To the south of the town are the ancient henge sites known as Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur’s Round Table. Both are under the protection of English Heritage.


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