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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 good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on an evening recently for a sunset following an ascent of Blencathra. Great well preserved monument in atmospheric surroundings. Worth a visit.

Thank Paddy459
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, a very interesting stone circle in a beautiful spot. beautiful views of the fells.

Thank Lucydebra29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having such a great experience with our first tour we book a second one which was half a day and covered 7 of the lakes, Grasmere, the home of Wordworth and the Castlerigg stone circle which is 1000 years older than Stonehenge. For such an...More

Thank Alan1402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views and intriguing stones. It was a bit misty which helped the atmosphere. I imagine this could easily get very crowded so go early! In wet weather wheelchairs might struggle. Parking limited

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited this site there was only a handful of other people there. It's off the beaten track so is not over-run with crowds and you have plenty of space to yourself to take in the history and enjoy the peace and quiet. Plenty...More

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little tricky to find because of road work but worth a 15 minute stop to see this amazing site so accessible and so close.

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully situated in a high field with fine views all around, this atmospheric circle of ancient stones is well worth a visit

Thank DavidHobart_Tasmania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick visit during our Lakes tour as it was raining quite heavily . 4500 years ago who knows why so much effort was expended to lay out these stones,and to this day no one has figured out there true purpose. A fascinating place,...More

Thank Gooders2011
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

It made a nice change to visit a beauty spot in the Lake District which had free parking! (on road). It's amazing to think about how and why the circle was built. The views are stunning and there is an ice cream van nearby.

Thank MargeWo
Reviewed 15 September 2017

While it's a bit out of the way, Castlerigg is well worth the visit. It's a smaller stone circle, which makes it fully accessible in ways the larger circles aren't, and the surrounding area is beautiful. Take your time to fully appreciate the circle and...More

Thank hrtraveler
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Denise S
13 October 2016|
Response from Gjeff | Reviewed this property |
Very difficult with a wheelchair
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.