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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this last year and took a remarkable photo and had it made into a canvas. Surrounded by delightful fells it is a truly tranquil place to visit.

1  Thank dianavictoria814
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The panorama from the stones alone is worth the short walk from Keswick. I just love it! BTW It doesn't close

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked up from Keswick (less than 5k round trip). Was lovely and peaceful (once the party of American teenages had departed!). Great view of the surrounding countryside.

Thank davrob89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many stone circles from this era throughout the British Isles and parts of Europe. This one is in a nice setting and is very accessible by road or short hike from town.

Thank jrfish73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love stone circles and while this one is not as 'showy' as places like avebury or stonehenge, the view may be one of the most spectacular you will find in the lake district. One a clear sunny day the 360 view make you understand...More

Thank TomaSchultz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why go to Stonehenge when you can see spots like this around England that you can walk between, touch, and miss the huge crowds? Great location on a hillside and easy access to walks around the countryside including up the mountainside onto the plateau above...More

2  Thank StevenJOak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free and easy to get to the Stones are in a setting second to none in the UK. The mountains of the North Lakes form a colossal amphitheatre.

Thank westlondonguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't come expecting Stonehenge - it is not. It's also quite inaccessible unless you're driving or willing to take the fairly long walk out and back into town, or combine it with the bus

Thank juzatourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there en route to Keswick. Glad we got a chance to see this ancient stone formation that has apparently stood for thousands of years. Good panoramic views all around, just a quick stop. Clean and pleasant.

Thank GastroCochin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting Castlerigg, set alone on a hill surrounded by beautiful vistas in the northern Lake District. 4,000 + years ago, what were they doing? Opens the imagination!

Thank GGirl4173
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Denise S
It would not be suitable for a wheelchair. There is a narrow walk through gate and then a lumpy bumpy walk to the stone circle.
13 October 2016|
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Response from Gjeff | Reviewed this property |
Very difficult with a wheelchair
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Arcadian222
The last time I visited the stone circle, the footpath was **very** muddy, what's it like now and is it suitable for a wheelchair now?
24 September 2016|
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Response from mrradge | Reviewed this property |
Knowing the lakes its likely to be muddy most of the time.
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