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Castlerigg Stone Circle

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Castlerigg stone circle is located near the town of Keswick and is considered to be one of the best megalithic monuments in Northern England.  At the centre of a natural amphitheatre is offers magnificent views of the sounding peaks including Skiddaw and Grasmoor. It is also one of the first stone circles to be built in Britain around 3200 BC. Archaeo-astronomers have identified that the monument is aligned with both the midwinter sunrise and other important positions of the moon. Legend has it that it can be very hard to count the exact number of stones and folktales even suggest that stones sometimes move of places. The official number of stones is 40. The Stone circle has been visited by many famous people over the centuries including the poet Wordsworth. Castlerigg has occasionally been associated with glowing orbs of light. The best documented of these occurred in 1919 and was recorded by Mr. T. Singleton. The sight is managed by English Heritage.



Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crow Park Road, Keswick
Cumbria, England, CA12 5EN
+44 (0)1768 772 579

Contact Details

  • Address: Eleventrees Road, Keswick, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, CA12 4RN
  • GPS: 54.602772,-3.098419
  • Phone: 0044 (0)3703 331 181
  • Part of UK: England
  • Sat Nav Postcode: CA12 4RN
  • Visibility from Road: Good

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