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The Bowder Stone

Keswick, England
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Ranked #18 of 30 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A short walk up the hill to a very big stone with a ladder to get onto it. Worth having a look at but do not go out of your way.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

National Trust attraction. Car park is quite close to the stone. Nothing else is there but makes a good adventure for kids (including bug kids) to climb on stones!

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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful sight to come across when walking in the Borrowdale area. Massive boulder, perched on its edge and I mean MASSIVE! There is an access ladder to the top which was very popular and worth a look. If you have children with you, make sure you dont take your eyes off them as it could be a little dangerous! There... More

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An ideal walk if you have small children or others who can't walk far. The stone itself is impressive. Good stop off as part of a day including other activities.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Short walk to a large glacial boulder with a steep ladder to climb to the top. Worth a visit, not so sure about the £4 car parking fee.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the detour if your walking in the top end of Borrowdale Valley. nothing to dislike about any of the area!!!

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

600 yards from the car park (£4.00 for 2 hours! Extortionate) up a gravel path, you come across a huge rock. The rock has a steep stair ladder to reach the top. Wonderful Borrowdale hills surround the boulder. It doesn't take long to reach, but is certainly worth visiting. Not the easiest spot to find - look out for the... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A piece of classic Victorian Borrowdale tourism, set in lovely woodland, a short walk from the car park.

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Seattle, Washington
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Something very interesting in the area on our way to Hoisted from Keswick. An interesting Side attraction of a Diamond Shaped Big Rock perched in a nice manner. After walking nearly 500 meter through the woods you view the rock with Stair case to climb. The children ( Why Even Adults) enjoy climbing on top of the boulder to have... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really interesting place to visit - walkable for young children (who will probably climb up to the top of Bowderstone, too - arg!)

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