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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 5 days ago via mobile

Though this place is not as famous as the Stone Henge, it is worth a visit as it is set in the beautiful country side of the Lake District.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BForest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit and an easy walk from the town. Great views of the Hills around and no cost to view!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always like visiting Stone Circles. So much mystery and unknown.. The views from this area are absolutely stunning. Only wish people wouldn’t climb all over the stones.. I would recommend this attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit near Kendal . It was easy to see why this location was chosen by our ancestors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is usually worth a visit here if you're in the area. Parking is along the roadside, the entrance through a gateway into the field that contains the stone circle. It is easy to see why ancient people would choose such a site for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wildredpoppies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting ancient site and obvious location for what hides there. Can be difficult to ring and not near the farm or caravan site with the same name.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bilgediver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a stone's throw away from this historical site. It was a grey overcast day when we visited. Behind the circle from our stand point was a glittering of sunlight in the far reaching mountain view. The whole site set a moody,prehistoric and surreal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fearless14640261684
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a nice tour (you are on your own to get there, SATNAV is not helpful there) you will come to a place that brings you back hundreds of hundreds years back in time. One would almost feel the ancient spirit floating around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vanHoesel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastically atmospheric place with great views of the hills of the Lake District. A place to make you stop and think about the people who thousands of years ago hauled these huge stones up steep hills to this place. I loved it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oldgoldwolf
Reviewed 8 November 2018

How is it that stone circles erected 4500 years ago still stand, especially those that are not surrounded by a fortress to protect them? Castlerigg is off the beaten path just outside of Keswick. We stopped by on our way out of town, on to...More

Date of experience: October 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
14 March 2018|
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Response from pinkfairy333 | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go