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Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in Britain, which is perched atop a high moor with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
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Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You cannot visit this site without marvelling at the location and the 360 degree views. It’s not a mystery why this site was seen as magical but of course it’s a mystery why exactly the circle was built. That is until sunset when we visited...More

Thank Brigantian1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good walk starting from Keswick with easy to follow trail. Possible to retun by alternative route. Good views and well worth a few photos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done this walk many times and consider it to be one of the best in the Keswick area. The climb is gradual and the views from the stone circle are magical. There is a nice easy walk back and you return by the...More

Thank southportvisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site has limited parking, and an ice-cream truck has guidebooks. Beware of the plentiful piles of excrement, the place was a real minefield. I can find enjoyment from many historic locals, but this place didn't do much for me. The signs for it were...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit, easy to get too and stunning views. Parking is plentiful at the side of the road Not sure of the historic nature of the stones

Thank ebenezerManchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In short - It’s a magical and beautiful place that everyone should note on their itinerary when in the lakes. Please see pics attached - but words and photos don’t do it justice! If you don’t drive - the bus (x4/5, 555) takes you to...More

Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It leaves one somewhat in awe of what mystical purpose it may have served. Why have a stoney inner circle, was it a pulpit or should we be thinking more along the lines of that film with Dan Akroyd & Tom Hanks? Nice views all...More

Thank YolandaG1004
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps it's not as spectacular as Stonehenge as these are only rough stones with no attempt made to shape them. But I think they are all the better for that. Obviously man made, but why? It's the setting with the hills around that make it...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent quite a while here, soaking up the atmosphere. If you are into this kind of spirituality, it's a great site for that. If you like the historical aspect, ditto. The parking is on the side of the road and it can get muddy,...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting spot to visit when in Keswick. Lovely views around and info about fells on a notice board.

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Response from PJandSJ | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around it freely at any time. The circle is basically in a field to which there is open access
14 March 2018|
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Response from Sian P | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go