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A stone circle you can actually appreciate in silence

Stonehenge is iconic but Castlerigg actually gives you the space and setting to ponder and... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Nana_KM1211
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New York City, New York
Full of atmosphere

I decided to walk from Keswick. It is a bit of an uphill climb, around 2/3 miles from the town... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
denise l
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Under Skiddaw, Keswick, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Stonehenge is iconic but Castlerigg actually gives you the space and setting to ponder and appreciate these ancient marvels. Obviously, it can get crowded when bigger groups come by. Despite that, the sense of remoteness you feel there (you're surrounded by rolling hills, trees and,...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I decided to walk from Keswick. It is a bit of an uphill climb, around 2/3 miles from the town centre. However, what a fabulous place to visit and it is free. The views of the fells around are amazing and one can only imagine...More

Thank denise l
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Enjoyable spot, and very impressive stone circle. Obviously well known - a lot of people there when we were. Good to find a free attraction without parking machines!

Thank Tony1992NZ
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Perhaps we'd been to too many amazing places in England already, but it was a bit disappointing to visit Castlerigg Stone Circles. We finally managed to find it outside Keswick and find a place to park. It was raining so that also might have influenced...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We took two young teenagers here...and they loved it! It's gorgeous in good weather and brooding when it's rainy. (Wear wellies!) It's a powerful place, if you believe that kind of thing, or just archeologically interesting if you don't.

Thank Samblackcrow
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Whilst the stones are not as large as Stonehenge the site is fully accessable and the very impressive, also the alignment for the solstace its spot on. Great site and a lot to see in the area around.

Thank Alan1402
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Standing at the circle you can see a full 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains- beautiful! Highly recommended!

Thank Louise2902
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I assume that this is intended for reviews of Castlerigg Stone Circle which is separately listed above. In any case I recommend a visit.

Thank neilepi
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Highly recommend. Location and views speak for themselves. Smaller than Stonehenge but 1000x more moving and impressive given its location and smaller crowds. A few tips-wear boots/wellies/or shoes you don't mind getting sheep dirt on. The field is an active grazing area. This spot is...More

Thank sepowell1
Reviewed 19 August 2017

stunning, dramatic scerenry enhances the mystical aspect of the circle of stones. Good explanation at the entrancr and well preserved.

Thank julie l
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seek
6 August 2016|
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Response from wendy b | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There is a very easy route from Keswick. The footpath map is available from the Tourist Information office.
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H.Hesketh
13 January 2016|
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Response from Rhys J | Reviewed this property |
Hi and the walk from Keswick to Castlerigg is up quite a steep hill so it may be more relaxing for you to take public transport or your own car to the monument. It is possible to park on the side of the road quite close to... More
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