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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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  • Surrounded by a great spot during our visit from snow-covered hills. Impressive panorama and somehow magically. If have you seen!
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  • Always wonderful to visit this ancient site. Forget to take step ladders for ultimate picture. Perhaps a drone one day. With the mist on the hills, a place for reflection. 
  • 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 »