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Address: Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
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Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in...

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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Lovely spot to visit, no matter what the weather, very moody and ethereal and beautiful in bright sunshine. The scenery around is stunning and there are often interesting... read more

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely spot to visit, no matter what the weather, very moody and ethereal and beautiful in bright sunshine. The scenery around is stunning and there are often interesting airplanes coming up the valley and over the top. Good spot for photos, but often very busy.

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North Yorkshire
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In an amazing location. surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Free car park opposite plus free to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was worth a detour, the ancient stones stand on the brow of the hill. The wind blows in. The views are fantastic. The atmosphere is special. Not commercialised, some information boards by the entrance to the field. Great photo opportunities.

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This beautiful part of England offers wonderful landscape and walks. Came across the stones just by chance and it is a great place to visit for peace and meditation. Just Lovely!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Castlrigg as a member of English Heritage, and as we were staying in the area, we decided to pay it a visit. The first thing to note is the only parking available is on the roadside, and the entry to the stone circle is free. The stones of course pose lots of the usual how and why questions, which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The standing stones are smaller than I expected but nevertheless they are an impressive sight in an equally spectacular location. These ancient stones are very special. You will feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere but Castlerigg Stone Circle is close to Keswick and is easily accessible. A not to be missed photographic opportunity by camera enthusiasts;... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a clear dry day the views from here are fantastic. Helvellyn to the south. Saddleback or Blencathra to the north. St Johns in the vale east and Derwent water west. It can be a bit boggy if there's been a lot of rain though but still worth a visit.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Windy and cold but we visited .What an amazing location -360d of mountain views from a stone circle which sits at its centre.Just a short trip out of town and well worth it for the views alone.If cold wrap up warm and don't miss.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely view of the landscape. It is also fascinating to see the stone circles. Unlike Stonehenge, here you can touch and climb the rocks. If you are in the Keswick area, you should not miss this. It seemed really great for families, although I found it lovely to go as a couple. It seems remote (even if it isn't)... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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We enjoyed our visit to Castlerigg and the site is kept clean and tidy. I would have haply rated 5* if more information was available without having to purchase the £5 guidebook.

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