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.
Castlerigg Stone Circle reviews
Excellent view. Worth the visit in good weather to be able to see the surrounding hills as you are in the circle. Probably a quick visit, as once you have taken a few pictures, there's not much of a..... more
Excellent view. Worth the visit in good weather to be able to see the surrounding hills as you are in the circle. Probably a quick visit, as once you have taken a few pictures, there's not much of a..... more »
We were on the way home with our grandson, when grandad decided to diver to show him this, which we have been to ourselves many times. He enjoyed looking rsound the stones and reading the...
We were on the way home with our grandson, when grandad decided to diver to show him this, which we have been to ourselves many times. He enjoyed looking rsound the stones and reading the... more »
A fantastic stone circle that allows you to get up close and walk amongst the stones. It gets busy though, so try for early morning or late evening - the views will still be spectacular. Parking is along the side of the main road and also gets busy at peak times.
A great example of a stone circle with a stunning backdrop. If you’re a photographer then I suggest early morning or late in the evening for a photo as during the day it’s teaming with people. Free parking on the road beside it. Worth a visit if you’re in the area. Not as impressive as stone henge but you get to walk amongst the stones here.
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