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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 370 333 1181
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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
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I've been to Stonehenge and Avebury, and must say this circle is nicer than Stonehenge, despite the stones being smaller - partly due to the whole over-commercialisation of Stonehenge. Avebury is nice but incomplete so you don't get the full atmosphere of the circle. Here...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We always fit a trip to Castlerigg each holiday. Amazingly dramatic views whilst being peaceful. I love to ponder the possible reasons it was put there but it's anybodys guess :-) Fully agree with several other comments, parents please discourage your children from climbing on...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stopped by Castlerigg on our way into Keswick, and had an enjoyable half-hour walk through the stones, admiring the scenery, climbing on the stones, and snapping photos. There are some informative signs as you enter the field from the road which provides a backgrounder...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

This was my first experience of England's Neolithic history. The setting was dramatic, there were no crowds and the National Trust have tasteful information boards near but not intrusively close.

Thank Yusuf G
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Arrived to see the stone circle on a wet Friday in August .Fantastic mountain views .The stones which are 4,500 years old are special (so please parents keep your children from climbing on them ) As was the case when we visited .But anyone thinking...More

Thank dee s
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Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Lived in cumbria since 05 and this was on my list of places to visit when I passed my test! I wasnt dissapointed. Very calming and the views are breathtaking. The sun was trying to break through the cloud and then it started to lightly...More

Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

How tranquil just to be beside all these stones. The views are breath taking, mountains all around. what were the stones used for? who really knows but it really is a must see. There were a few children climbing on them which I think is...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We visited Keswick over the weekend and decided to go to see the Castlerigg Stone Circle. The location is just outside Keswick and the circle itself is in close proximity to parking on the road. There are information boards at the entrance advising that the...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

One day while staying in Keswick we decided to go to the Castlerigg Stone Circle. The Stone Circle is estimated to be 4,000 years old. The purpose of the many circles in England are not known but archaeologists believe that it probably had to do...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

The Ancients certainly knew how to pick a site for the 'wow' factor. This is a place to slow down and calm the soul. The views across the hills and valleys is tremendous and if you are at all interested in history, then the fact...More

Thank Steve R
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lisajb123
14 March 2018|
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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
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lisajb123
14 March 2018|
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Response from Sian P | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go
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