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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went when it was fairly quiet which meant we had photo opportunities. Very evocative and heart stirring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unusual spot, quite a hill up from Keswick (especially if you have a dodgy knee) but views worth it as always. We did it Christmas morning, surprised to find we weren't the only ones there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helenlovescakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walks to and from the stone circle, amazing views and a very magical feel to such an enchanting place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laceyyoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously way smaller than Stonehenge, but no less dramatic. Perched on a hill overlooking the Thirlmere Valley, the mountains of High Seat and Helvellyn as a backdrop; Castlerigg is one of the most beautiful stone circles and possibly one of the earliest erected. Visiting on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TrailBlazerSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from the centre of Keswick brings you to this wonderful stone circle. It was a bright cold day and we had brilliant 360 degree views. Returned to Keswick via Castlehead view point. Parking close to the stone circle for those who are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bongo60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on New Years Day and spent about 30 minutes wandering around the ancient stones. The site is beautiful and really atmospheric. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LancsLass13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 January 2019 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
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 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
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15 February 2019|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
it will be quiet first thing and last thing, Maybe. you are asking about a major site and tourist attraction to be empty so you can enjoy with your group, you must be prepared to share with everybody else. We wanted the... More
13 March 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
13 March 2018|
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Response from pinkfairy333 | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go