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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 yesterday

Be prepared to hike uphill mostly. It is well worth the effort when you see the stones in the field. It just makes you wonder Who put them there, How and Why and was it worth the effort! You can walk up by road then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 12bella
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove from Keswick to see the circle. It was really close, only about a mile and a half, which is why this place deserves a visit. And it’s free, so there’s no reason to not go there. A couple of things though. The postcode...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annelisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small but absolutely beautiful and against such a stunning back drop of mountains and misty clouds (well it was on Boxing Day) Very calming and amazing to walk round. Information boards were damaged so you couldn’t read the everything

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 79kimmyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are passing through Keswick do visit this pre-historic site which is one of the earliest stone circles found in Britain. Consists of 38 stones no more than 2-3m high & dating back to 4000 yrs ago. As it’s not as popular as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RickFun35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Keswick take some time out to visit , soak in history of this place breath and look at the beautiful views. They have discovered a Roman fort was built next to the circle , it’s invisible now . If you like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Soulflyer3b48
Reviewed December 10, 2018 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 December 8, 2018

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 December 2, 2018 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 November 30, 2018 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 November 19, 2018

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
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March 13, 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
March 13, 2018|
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Response from pinkfairy333 | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go