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Castlerigg, Castlerigg
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The megalithic site of Castlerigg dates back to the Neolithic Age and features large stones arranged in a circle. Estimated to be over 4,500 years old, the formation resembles an ancient amphitheater and boasts the highly dramatic backdrop of Cumbria's tallest peaks. While the function of these Neolithic circles remains a mystery, experts speculate that they centered around some ceremony in the large central space. Bring your camera for some memorable photographs. Make Castlerigg a part of your Keswick vacation plans using our Keswick trip itinerary planner.
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  • This stone circle is a short hike (2 miles) from Keswick. It is smaller than Stonehenge, but unlike Stonehenge, you can still go right up to the stones and into the circle. Quite magical, in a beautif...  more »
  • From the center of Keswick it is an easy walk to visit the stone circle ruins at Castlerigg. Most of the hike is on roads with a bit on a trail along a stream. Easy to find and follow route. We arrive...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, lovely views of the surrounding countryside, but be aware parking at the site is limited.