Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick

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Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • It's definitely worth the effort to get to Castlerigg as it has such an amazing atmosphere. It's a wonderful place enhanced by the amazing views. Car parking is limited and just on the side of the...  more »
  • We walked to the stones from Keswick on a trail rather than by the road. Had to climb a steep stile to enter the field with the stone circle and was surprised to find quite a few people there who’d...  more »

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