Nine Maidens

Nine Maidens

These nine granite megaliths, situated just north of St Columb Major, form a row instead of a circle, and lie unevenly spaced in a northeast alignment. They are seemingly heading towards a sole menhir known as the Fiddler, which stands just shy of half a mile further on. The Nine Maidens were reputedly nine girls turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath and, thus, angering their god; the Fiddler, their equally sinful musical accompaniment.

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