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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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Beautiful views

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple and unspoiled Neolithic stone circle. Well worth a look if you have 20 minutes to spare, the views are amazing. Skiddaw, Blencathra and Helvellyn are all visible (weather permitting!)

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed locally and we walked out dogs there. We were not aware of it before we arrived and our landlady at our accommodation suggested it was a good walk with the dogs. We would not have made a special trip as it's some rocks in a field. We live close to Stonehenge and it's a much... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.If you've never seen a stone circle before, you might as well come and look at this one, which is conveniently situated just before the steep hill down into Keswick. It doesn' t take long to look at, and you'll have the satisfaction of thinking about it. Who built it? Why here? Was it for a religious purpose, or what?... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed in a cottage in Keswick we decided to follow one of the many maps and walk to Castlerigg stone circle. We have driven by the signs many times but never visited previously. We walked from the town towards Warra Crag via a few fields which brought us out at the A591. We followed a lane to a footpath... More 

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Thank Dianne B
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castlerigg Stone Circle is an ancient site that was built thousands years ago. It is placed in the centre of fells and mountains, spectacular views are all around!! If you are travelling by car there is space right outside this site. Be sure to wear the correct footwear as the site was very muddy and boggy due to the... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little visit. For a photographer like me and an artist like my partner it was very interesting. Not far from the road so easy access but be aware there is not a lot else near !

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Thank westgate123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating concept, not exactly entertaining or exciting. It's a circle made of stones I don't know why I was expecting something amazing. It is what it says on the tin, no preservatives

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Thank Tasha H
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is possible to park relatively close or walk from Keswick. It is a special site which is even more interesting when it is the equinox or the shortest or longest day when people gather to see the sunrise or set. It is an easily accessible site with beautiful,timeless views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great place to visit and beautiful views. Really enjoyed walking in amongst the stone circle. Enjoyed this stone circle more than Stonehenge. No cost

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