Castlerigg Stone Circle, Castlerigg

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The megalithic site of Castlerigg Stone Circle 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 Stone Circle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Castlerigg using our Castlerigg trip planner .
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  • A very dramatic site with great panormaic views. Easy access walking from Keswick though able to park next to the field.  more »
  • Visited this on a sunny but cold day in March - First Day of Spring. The sun was low in the sky and long shadows were forming from the standing stones. It felt very magical up there with all the amazi...  more »
  • We walked up from Keswick and OT was very pleasant. Bit of a uphill climb to begin but most could manage it. Lovely walk down past a waterfall. Stunning views from circle and, even better, a ice cream...  more »
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  • This place is worth a visit. Unfortunately we visited on a windy & rainy day, but we still managed to see the stone circle and take some photos. This would be much nicer in the sun. Early morning or at sunset would make for spectacular photos. I would plan to spend about 15 minutes to 30 minutes here unless you were to have a picnic.
  • A beautiful place to visit when you're in The Lakes. Historical stone circle from 4500 years ago, with mountains all around as far as the eye can see. A peaceful place to stretch your legs before the long journey home, as was my case. It was snowing when we last came here, magical. Not far from the town of Keswick.
  • Short walk from Keswick that’s not to strenuous. Once there the stone circle is located in a secure field so children and dogs can play safely. The views of surround hills and mountains make this a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch. Recommended.
  • This has to be one of my favourite of the Stone circles in Cumbria. It's popular and a tourist attraction for very good reason! The circle is surrounded by some of the Lake Districts most powerful and beautiful hills. Sunsets are a magical experience here! Highly recommend!
  • Excellent circle set in an amazing backdrop of the lakeland's mountain peaks. Anyone asking, I would direct here as opposed to other famous circles

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