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Address: Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
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Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in...

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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Tremendous location probably the best of any circle in the UK with an ever changing vista of the surrounding fells. If your lucky you might get the added bonus of new age types... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 21, 2016
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Tremendous location probably the best of any circle in the UK with an ever changing vista of the surrounding fells. If your lucky you might get the added bonus of new age types hugging the stones and uttering strange chants. The stones are of no great size if you want something on a grander scale Long Meg near Langwathby might... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I feel very lucky that I can walk here from my house. Most enjoyable early in the morning or at sunset when the visitor numbers are lower! Real beauty spot & worth a visit anytime of day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Standing sentinel in a field, surrounded by the lush hills of the Lake District, this is a mystical and peaceful place. Entry is free but roadside parking is limited.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

just had a drive up one day while on way to keswick doesnt take long to go round. took the grandkids they enjoyed running round jumping off the stones

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Not fantastically well signposted but when you do find it - breathtaking and an astonishingly peaceful and beautiful place to visit. We visited on a day with fog rolling over the mountains which gave the place a very special feel. It's very thought provoking imagining all the past history of the place and what could have gone on here. Well... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Just outside Keswick, always worth a visit is you are passing bye. Great for sunsets in the winter. Watch out for the Druids

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Castlerigg is only a few minutes drive from Keswick and is well worth the trip. Parking is by the roadside and there's a very short walk through a gate and across the grass to reach the standing stones. There's a 360 degree panorama of hills and valleys - incredibly beautiful, especially with snow on the tops glowing in the sunset!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Worth a visit . Beautiful setting, very atmospheric. You can either walk up from Keswick or there is a small amount of parking opposite.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

What a setting, surrounded by fells and mountains, this stone circle has stood here for 5,000 years. Magical and peaceful, timeless and marvelous, we will never know who built it or why, but we should all be pleased they did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Just out of town and very easy to find. Go late and watch the sun set its magical. Its energized, walk around or just sit and take it all in lovely! Great Spot just for the veiws with the snow capped peaks.

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