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The Bowder Stone

Address: Keswick, England
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Ranked #17 of 29 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's just a massive stone in the middle of woodland. It's totally out of place and geologically interesting.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Park up in the NT car park (and pay unless you are a member!) and walk the 10 mins or so and see one of the silly natural wonders of the Lakes - a huge boulder lying on its edge. Climb to the top via the steps or hold hands with someone underneath it - one person each side! Don't... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Can be tricky to get to but wear a good strong pair of shoes but worth the walk-lots of history attached to it which the children find interesting.

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Nottingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's a big boulder in the middle of a forest. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Only a short walk from the car park and a bit of a thought provoker - how did it get there? Steps to climb to the top are fine - have a quick look around and off you go again. Worth 10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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288 reviews 288 reviews
148 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This massive boulder in Barrowdale has been attracting regular visitors since Victorian times when the staircase to access the 30 feet summit was erected. There are many boulders strewn over this hillside but the Bowder Stone is the star. Climb to the top to feel its enormity then climb down and look through the gap underneath it before thinking it... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Strange enormous boulder with a wooden access ladder, An attraction since before Victorian times and top worn smooth by many boots. Not much room up there and potentially slippy so great care required. Children need close supervision as would be easy to fall and it's a long way down. Worth a detour to see.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I loved this when i was little, last visit it seemed a lot smaller :-) worth a visit and the lovely walk under the trees!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just the fact that it's there, well-presented and described, and interesting what the powers of nature can do!

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manchester uk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We didnt park in the main car park just parked in a lay by. It was only a short stay to look at Bowder Stone it definately worth a trip. It was for me brought back some childhood memories.

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lancashire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice location. Easily accessed and good views from the top. You could climb to the top using the stairs of scramble up.

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