#93 - Discover the ancient legend of the Longstone
Isle Of Wight
AboutIn an isolated spot in the beautiful West Wight you will find The Longstone, a Neolithic monument which has fascinated locals for centuries.
Despite its name, it is in fact two pieces of greensand sandstone which are now thought to mark a 6000 year old burial ground.
According to local legend, the site was created when St Catherine and the Devil battled over control of the Isle of Wight. St Catherine threw the four metre high stone from the nearby Down and lodged it firmly into the ground. Next, the Devil threw the smaller stone which landed short, leaving St Catherine victorious.
Modern day druids meet at The Longstone throughout the year to celebrate notable dates, including the Summer Solstice. The site is looked after by the National Trust and is free for passers-by to visit.
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|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|