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Castlerigg, Castlerigg

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Landmark Mysterious Site
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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Cottages and B&Bs are scattered over the valley, and many offer views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. The town center's Victorian edifices often hide guestrooms that overlook the charming streets. Consider a B&B or inn with views of the hills close to the town center and enjoy the best of both worlds.
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  • It's marvellous to think that these stones were put in place some 4,500 years ago. Our ancestors certainly knew what they were doing to choose such a site. It's surrounded by hills and the scenery is ...  more »
  • Planned a trip to here as a short walk and it's so worth it. On a nice day it's right up there with any location you could imagine. Please do visit. Our ancient ancestors had immaculate taste.  more »
  • The stone circle was everything I thought it would be. My first, but won't be the last. Disappointed that it was the Druid's day off, but the very heavy mist enhanced the ambiance.  more »