Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castle Lane Keswick CA12 4TE

The standing stones at Castlerigg, high above Keswick, are one of the Lake District’s most spectacular sights. The broad ring of monoliths dates back around 5000 years, and, while no one knows exactly why they were raised, they have a brooding presence, sitting on a wide plateau beneath towering mountains. It’s magnificent up here at any time of year, and sunsets are legendary. You can park on the road by the gate, but in good weather it’s worth walking up from Keswick (along the old railway path, then follow the signs).

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