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Address: Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
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Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in...

Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in Britain, which is perched atop a high moor with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

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What a great find thanks to Tripadvisor. It is basically a mini stone henge in the most stunning location and well worth a free visit. Lovely quick trip out and an interesting... read more

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great find thanks to Tripadvisor. It is basically a mini stone henge in the most stunning location and well worth a free visit. Lovely quick trip out and an interesting read on its ancient history. Excellent

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always detour to this place early in the day or late evenings as to avoid the crowds of tourists. It is a very special place full of wonder. I managed to visit after a very heavy snow fall and can see what attracts the many visitors here. It is a place like no other. I find it very calming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found this stone circle quite easily because there are good signs. There is quite a lot of parking in a nearby lane & it is only a short walk across the field to the circle itself. It is thought to date to around 1500 BC & measures about 100 feet across the widest point. The tallest stone is more... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick walk up from Keswick or you can park right next to it on the road. Great views and a magical atmosphere.

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Holmrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family live quite close to Castlerigg Stone Circle so we visit many times. It is a terrific place to go any time of the year, it has so many moods and 180 degree views. It is not uncommon to see artists set up painting what they see. A wonderful magical place to visit with children, they can clamber over... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best stone circle I have ever seen. Much better setting, the surrounding mountains are amazing. No entrance fee. The little information point at the bottom telling you which mountains are which are very informative. We took a 15 minute detour here on our way to Walla Crag and it was totally worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stones have a fantastic location in the hills and with views of the Cumbrian mountains. Easy to access as there is parking in the lane adjacent to the field. Only problem with this is that it is difficult to see the stones without other visitors.

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Prudhoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area you must visit this magnificently situated site. Apart from the stone circle the views arounabout re sublime.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castlerigg standing stones are minutes away from the centre of Keswick. By car it's a a few minutes journey. If walking, it wont take longer then 20 minutes. The field is well sign-posted. The views from Casterigg are beautiful no matter which direction you look. The standing stones truly give you the chance to walk amongst history. There are little... More 

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Darwen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most atmospheric places around Keswick with stunning views of all surrounding mountains. It can be very cold though so take a coat

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