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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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  • Although not Stonehenge, this circle is nevertheless just as tranquil and rejuvenating. The views are stunning too. 
    Although not Stonehenge, this circle is nevertheless just as tranquil and rejuvenating. The views are stunning too.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful stone circles that I've been to. The location and the surrounding vistas were amazing. Lucky for us we were there on a clear day with a blue sky and fantastic clouds. My... 
    One of the most beautiful stone circles that I've been to. The location and the surrounding vistas were amazing. Lucky for us we were there on a clear day with a blue sky and fantastic clouds. My...  more »
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  • The online photos show everything about this place. There is nothing much to explore here. But the site is kept neat and the panoramic views are amazing. We can park right opposite to this and once you cross the road - voila. There it is. Finding the place was very easy.
  • 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.

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