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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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"ice cream van"
in 27 reviews
"roadside parking"
in 17 reviews
"information boards"
in 29 reviews
"english heritage"
in 11 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
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"worth a visit"
in 50 reviews
"lake district"
in 58 reviews
"old railway"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful setting"
in 12 reviews
"national trust"
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"views are amazing"
in 11 reviews
"nice walk"
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"sunny day"
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"field"
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"ancient"
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"sheep"
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"monument"
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked up to the stone circle in the evening just in time to see the sunset. From the stones you have a panoramic view of the mountains/ hills, which is stunning with the pink setting sun.

Thank Charlotte M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably one of the best, and busiest, stone circles in Northern England. Slightly spoiled by the amount of people but what a back drop.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the jewels in the crown of British stone circles. Easy to access and easy to park as the road runs right next to the field where it is located. Clearly visible are the ancient field systems around the circle. The whole...More

Thank DtheBamboo
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the drive for sure if you are into Ancient Monolithic sites, however even on a rainy day in August there were quite a few tourists. Still pretty awesome though. 😊

Thank AJontheroad
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The stone circle has real magic to it and the setting amid hills is incredibly atmospheric. Easily accessible by a walk or a drive from Keswick and should reallly not be missed

Thank LouisfromLondon
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve dropped into Castlerigg Stone Circle a few times now and it’s well worth a visit. The peace of the area is amazing and the history interesting. On a clear day you can see many Lake District peaks through a full 360 degrees.

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stunning place full of mystery and surrounded by amazing views. We usually visit in the evening when the crowds are gone and usually manage to get it to ourselves for at least 5 minutes.

Thank Rhiannon W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a little diversion of the a66 to spend a little time taking in the atmosphere of the stone circle. I visited yesterday in the early morning, there is over to park just off the road There are signs by the gate to tell...More

Thank Melanie c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go there. It is a magical and wonderful place to see and the setting is ideal. At early morning or sunset, the place is magical.

Thank Philsalisbury47
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth diverting from the A66 just outside Keswick to visit this intriguing stone circle. It is surrounded by Lakeland peaks and was obviously deliberately placed on this site although why is still a matter of speculation. Great views and a popular spot for photography.

Thank Melanie G
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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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