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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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Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When finding the free roadside parking spots, I don't recall any helpful footpath sign posts that gave an indication as to the direction of the actual Stone Circle site which was a shame. The views/scenery were great but it was difficult to have a look...More

Thank Alderado
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's only a short 10-min drive from Keswick town centre. We went at 4.30 in the morning to catch the sunrise, and were well-rewarded by the experience. There was no one else there for the first half hour when we were there, just several sheep...More

Thank kitzykatzy
Reviewed 4 days ago

The stone circle is a few minutes from Keswick and on a grassy knoll with great views in all directions of valleys and mountains. It certainly is worth a visi.

Thank PaulBSanDiego
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a look in if you're in Keswick. It's an easy, slightly uphill walk to the stones but it's a good walk after breakfast. It can be busy - sunrise and sunset are great times to visit. Information is provided on a board by...More

Thank stproc
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a rainy day, we walked from Keswick and were glad we did. Though these stones are much smaller than those at Stonehenge, you can walk amongst the stones. It's beautifully situated with great views to the sheep fields and the fells. There is much...More

Thank TravelHearts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where the word awesome is an appropriate description. 4000 years old, made by humans.....makes you want to pray.

1  Thank siket
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not on the same scale as Stonehenge, but interesting nevertheless. Visit on a clear day to see the impressive Lake District Mountains all around.

Thank rojan76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castlerigg Stone Circle is the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with great views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat. Constructed in about 3,000 B.C. Reasonable amount of parking nearby

Thank bennynobrain
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
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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|
Response from Gjeff | Reviewed this property |
Very difficult with a wheelchair
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.