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The Bowder Stone

Keswick, England
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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147 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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