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Castlerigg Stone Circle

There are numerous neolithic stone circles in the Lake District and nearby areas, the most popular being at Castlerigg. This more-or-less round grouping of 38 boulders, with a rectangle of 10 more joining the inner edge of the circle, dates back some 5000 years, making it even older than Stonehenge. And like Stonehenge, the arrangement of Castlerigg Stone Circle is clearly linked to movements of the sun and moon, although the original ceremonial purpose of the stones is lost in time.

The stones themselves are impressive; add the majestic backdrop of Skiddaw, Blencathra and other mountains and you can see why this site has drawn admirers for millennia. An ideal spot to contemplate the mysteries of the past amidst the serenity of nature.

Practical Info

The stone circle lies on the edge of Keswick and makes a pleasant walk from the town center.

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Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere, Windermere, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour of the Lake District from Windermere

Spending the morning on the infamous Hardknott and Wrynose passes, and even more remote parts of the Lake District, with time to take in Britain's favorite ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $171.74
Full-Day Private Tour and Hike in the Lake District, Lake District, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Private Tour and Hike in the Lake District

Lake District Tours or Lake District hiking? A private guided tour with professional Blue Badge Guide can combine the best of a Lake District tour with short ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $581.28
Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip to Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond from Windermere, Windermere, ... 
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Spectacular Ten Lakes Day Trip to Borrowdale, Buttermere and Beyond from Windermere

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This tour covers Ten Lakes, three mountain passes and a lake cruise, a beautiful waterfall, Castlerigg Stone Circle and the ancient township of Keswick for ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.49
Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day, Windermere, Day Trips
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Lake District Tour from Windermere: Ten Lakes in One Winter Day

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See 10 lakes in one day on a 6.5-hour tour around the idyllic Lake District from Windermere! With an expert local guide, travel by coach around the region to ...  Read more

Location: Windermere, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.63

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