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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Threlkeld

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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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  • This circle of stones are a bit like a mini stonehenge. The place has a lovely, peaceful and tranquil atmosphere probably because of its location with views of the surrounding hills. It is free to... 
    This circle of stones are a bit like a mini stonehenge. The place has a lovely, peaceful and tranquil atmosphere probably because of its location with views of the surrounding hills. It is free to...  more »
  • This was a great trip to the stone circle and the views where the best we had in the Lake District. The only issue was it wasn’t well sign posted as we neared and drove past it. We also met a couple.....  more
    This was a great trip to the stone circle and the views where the best we had in the Lake District. The only issue was it wasn’t well sign posted as we neared and drove past it. We also met a couple.....  more »
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  • What stupendous 360° views you have from this 5000 year old stone circle. A really great experience that you will enjoy. We drove to the top, because we were on our way home from a trip. However, most people walk up here from the town centre. A bit of an uphill slog, but worth it for the scenery visible from the top.
  • Located in a beautiful area with great views in most directions. For those looking for open space and fresh air, it's a great place to visit, expecially for those whose climbing days are far behind them. On the day we visited, there was sufficient parking in the lane, but I wouldn't count on getting a space nearby at peak times.

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