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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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Castle Lane | Underskiddaw, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

Don’t expect Stonehenge because this site is not about how magnificent or large the structures are. This is about atmosphere. The fells and mountains in and around Keswick wrap themselves around you and cleanse your soul. It’s very popular and many reviews have mentioned the...More

Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed yesterday

Although this is no Stonehenge it is a very ancient stone circle. The setting is its real draw and the relatively flat area sits like a bowl in the surrounding fells. It certainly isnt a hidden gem and is an easy walk from Keswick -...More

Thank michael186311
Reviewed 2 days ago

While this is no Stonehenge it's nonetheless quite impressive. Surprisingly busy when we went, but a lot pf people had obviously driven there. The presence of an ice cream van tells you all you need to know, this isn't any hidden gem!

Thank William K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're in the area you'd be silly not to go. You can drive or it's a very manageable walk from Keswick.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked up to the stone circle in the evening just in time to see the sunset. From the stones you have a panoramic view of the mountains/ hills, which is stunning with the pink setting sun.

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the best, and busiest, stone circles in Northern England. Slightly spoiled by the amount of people but what a back drop.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the jewels in the crown of British stone circles. Easy to access and easy to park as the road runs right next to the field where it is located. Clearly visible are the ancient field systems around the circle. The whole...More

Thank DtheBamboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive for sure if you are into Ancient Monolithic sites, however even on a rainy day in August there were quite a few tourists. Still pretty awesome though. 😊

Thank AJontheroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stone circle has real magic to it and the setting amid hills is incredibly atmospheric. Easily accessible by a walk or a drive from Keswick and should reallly not be missed

Thank LouisfromLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve dropped into Castlerigg Stone Circle a few times now and it’s well worth a visit. The peace of the area is amazing and the history interesting. On a clear day you can see many Lake District peaks through a full 360 degrees.

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Response from PJandSJ | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around it freely at any time. The circle is basically in a field to which there is open access
13 March 2018|
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Response from Sian P | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go