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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
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All reviews ice cream van roadside parking english heritage information boards surrounding mountains worth a visit lake district old railway beautiful setting walk up views are amazing national trust nice walk sunny day field ancient sheep
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Reviewed yesterday

Castlerigg is a 5000 year old stone circle. Erected in the Neolitic Period, this circle of standing stones sits above Keswick, panoramically overlooked by the moutains of Helvellyn and High Seat. Set in a field a mile and halfs' pleasant walk from Keswick town centre,...More

Thank Gamal H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived in the early morning with grey skies which turned sunny out of the blue. Super windy. There are sheep in the compound and the grounds are littered with sheep poo, must watch your steps carefully. Not crowded with visitors. Can park the car...More

Thank JQ987
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The stones themselves are worth a visit for the interested, but its the setting and scenery that really does it.

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great visit as you can go up to the stones unlike stonehenge which is fenced off. It is free to visit. There is also a nice two mile walk around the stones. The ice cream van sells guide books.

Thank fairynuff4313
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on an extremely rainy day so drove upto the spot. Got totally drenched but it was worth it. Beautiful stone circle with the most amazing views around it. Thanks to the bad weather, we had the place to ourselves.

Thank Inbal J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good walk to here from Keswick, not too steep , plenty opportunity to stop and take in ever changing views. Good paths , well signposted, imagine some bits could be quite muddy when wet. There were great views from the site, good interpretive boards on...More

Thank sandy m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place with stunning view over the fells. We went to Castlerigg by taxi which proofed to be a good decision as the walk there is along a busy road and the parking spaces are very few. We then walked from Castlerigg back down to...More

Thank 7Albion6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like indiana jones we trekked up the treacherous pathways through the mist of the mountains and savage sheep to stumble across the 5000 year old stones. Took a few little ones home with us

Thank terencec587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historically interesting in a beautiful place in the northern lakes this place has been visited for thousands of years and sat on a hill catching the morning sun light a very mysterious place in Lakeland

Thank MikexJulie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessed via the road and a short walk across a field. These stones have been in place since 3000BC, which is difficult to internalise for me. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Susan H
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lisajb123
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
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lisajb123
March 13, 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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