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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
+44 370 333 1181
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All reviews an ice cream van roadside parking english heritage information boards surrounding mountains worth a visit lake district beautiful setting views are amazing walk up old railway nice walk national trust sunny day field ancient sheep
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Reviewed today

We drove up to Castlerigg.Magnificent view and gave you the experience of the historical significance of past meeting points. Paul

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wallytravelstheworld
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These stones are 4,500 years old so was interesting to visit these and feel a part of history. There was people sitting on them though which i didnt think should be allowed. Theres great views of the surrounding countryside and theres great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank andydonna123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We reached the circle walking from Keswick. It was nice and we spent some time there but have to admit there were quite a lot of people around so the advice would be to get there early.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kald06
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not the best signposting but wow what a setting on high ground above Keswick and worth effort finding this place.Parking is roadside & not much of it! Three good information boards to give history of the place. Not too many visitors & nice to have...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Richard Stewart N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s essentially some stones. I’m not sure they’re mystical but they’re definitely impressive and the scenery is amazing.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area as sunset and decided to quickly drive round and enjoy watching the sun go down.. perfect place for a bit of peace, a great spot for feeling grounded. Bliss!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank QueenBeeVee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love that this incredibly important heritage site is still accessible to all. It’s setting is truly majestic and really quite special. You can drive and park up at a small lay-by which is only a hundred metre walk away from the circle. We found...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank TrailBlazer107491
Reviewed 1 week ago

At over 5000 years old Castlerigg stone circle sits on a plateau above the Lake District town of Keswick. One of the oldest stone circles in Europe it is easily accessible and the information posted near it is all you will need before you soak...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked up to the stone circle the long route - but it is easily accessible by car. The stones weren’t quite Stonehenge, but the views from the top were amazing, although in February a little chilly and exposed. There are no facilities/toilets at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Q4906DCangelah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to park near site and found the place very interesting. My wife with assistance was able to climb the gentle slope

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 15, 2019|
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Response from Tad666 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other reviewers best go out of season and either early or late when I was there, there was only one person and they left when we got there. I think the people who go to these sites appreciate the solitude... More
March 13, 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
March 13, 2018|
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Totally free...just park up and off you go