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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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  • August 19, 2017
    stunning, dramatic scerenry enhances the mystical aspect of the circle of stones. Good explanation at the entrancr and well preserved.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Easy access to this ancient stone circle, in a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains. The sheep are an extra.  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Fascinating stone circle older than Stonehenge surrounded by fells. Very close to the road so easy to access if you cant walk far. very close to Keswick but it feels miles and ages away  more »

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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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