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Castlerigg Stone Circle

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2015

If you can manage to get here when no-one else is around, then seize the opportunity. The location is simply outstanding with a circle of mountains surrounding the stone circle, yet far enough away that you don't feel crowded or oppressed. There is a small...More

8  Thank Caitlin M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 June 2017

this is a historical site and I guess lots of people want to look all at the same time .This is what happened to us it was packed with people .I might have been able to take a look at the circle a lot better...More

4  Thank Barbara R
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All reviews an ice cream van roadside parking information boards surrounding mountains worth a visit lake district views are amazing beautiful setting nice walk old railway walk up national trust sunny day field ancient sheep monument
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Reviewed yesterday

After a nice tour (you are on your own to get there, SATNAV is not helpful there) you will come to a place that brings you back hundreds of hundreds years back in time. One would almost feel the ancient spirit floating around.

Thank vanHoesel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastically atmospheric place with great views of the hills of the Lake District. A place to make you stop and think about the people who thousands of years ago hauled these huge stones up steep hills to this place. I loved it.

Thank Oldgoldwolf
Reviewed 6 days ago

How is it that stone circles erected 4500 years ago still stand, especially those that are not surrounded by a fortress to protect them? Castlerigg is off the beaten path just outside of Keswick. We stopped by on our way out of town, on to...More

Thank LCinJC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible by car, the standing stones are 4500 years old! The stones stand in a nearly perfect circle with impressive surrounding views - possibly very beautiful at sunrise or sunset!

Thank travellingpod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magical stone circle set in a beautiful location. Only a short walk to this atmospheric ancient site.

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't expected to see a stone circle in this part of the country but apparently they are relatively common. Some say they experience a sense of mysticism. I didn't but this is still worth a visit. Access is easy. Crowds are not overwhelming and...More

Thank AdelaidePam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see on your tour of the Lake District. The views are amazing, as are the stones themselves, in a near perfect circle. There's something eerie but fascinating about this place. Go early so the shadows are long and brooding, it looks beautiful.

Thank TimothyG88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here on the way back from Keswick- we’ll sign posted and easy to find. Pick the time of day to visit so the landscape is at its best behind the circle. Well maintained by the NT. The ice cream van was just leaving...More

Thank Vegieplot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb views to and from Keswick with plenty of roadside parking. Steep walk up from Keswick but short.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went from Keswick to Catlerigg Stone Circle. We managed to get side parking the drive is beautiful you can also hike up to this place. We managed to get some really good photos up close that we could not manage in Stonehenge.

Thank Anjali Virendra D
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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
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Response from pinkfairy333 | Reviewed this property |
Totally free...just park up and off you go