Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick

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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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  • Up on the hills above Keswick stand the stone boulders of Castlerigg Stone Circle, located on a plateau from which you can see several high peaks including Skiddaw and Grasmoor. The stone circle...  more »
  • A small 400 year old stone circle, on of many in the UK. Good access and easy parking on the adjacent road. There is no charge to visit the circle and you can go and touch the stones.  more »
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