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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. Arrange your visit to Castlerigg and discover more family-friendly attractions in Castlerigg using our Castlerigg trip planner .
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  • Stonehenge is iconic but Castlerigg actually gives you the space and setting to ponder and appreciate these ancient marvels. Obviously, it can get crowded when bigger groups come by. Despite that, the...  more »
  • I decided to walk from Keswick. It is a bit of an uphill climb, around 2/3 miles from the town centre. However, what a fabulous place to visit and it is free. The views of the fells around are amazing...  more »
  • Enjoyable spot, and very impressive stone circle. Obviously well known - a lot of people there when we were. Good to find a free attraction without parking machines!  more »

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