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. Make Castlerigg Stone Circle a centerpiece of your Threlkeld vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Threlkeld online travel route planner.
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Easy to get to, mystical setting, awe-inspiring. The views are fantastic, and you can really let your imagination run wild. Go, by all means, go!
Easy to get to, mystical setting, awe-inspiring. The views are fantastic, and you can really let your imagination run wild. Go, by all means, go! more »
A very atmospheric place to visit with wonderful views from the Stones. There is a good informative board there too
A very atmospheric place to visit with wonderful views from the Stones. There is a good informative board there too more »
Stunning scenery surrounds this stone circle. Built by prehistory farming communities 4500 years ago, this site was the inspiration to the Romantic poets. This World Heritage Site owned by English Heritage is free to visit with some parking nearby.
Nice free site to visit and get a little history. The large stones sitting in the field make you wonder about the past residents who gathered here. It is clear that they chose a place of beauty as evidenced by the surrounding mountains. Highly recommend you don’t drive on Castle Ln but park along the main roads on either side. It’s a one lane road and can get blocked by oncoming traffic.
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