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CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE

CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE
CASTLERIGG STONE CIRCLE

A Neolithic stone circle, about 97-100 feet (30 metres) in diameter, constructed around 3,000BC. Set against the backdrop of the Lakeland fells, it is a dramatic location and, on a lonely day, atmospheric. Castlerigg was one of the first scheduled ancient monuments in Britain in 1883. It is owned by English Heritage and cared for by the National Trust. You’ll find it about 1½ miles east of Keswick on a minor road, signposted from both the A591 and A66. There is limited parking in a lay-by. Take stout shoes – it can be wet and muddy.

The property is managed by the National Trust for English Heritage.

Location/Address: Castle Lane
Underskiddaw
Nr Keswick
County: Cumbria
Post Code: CA12 4RN
Main Historic Period: Prehistory
Link to featured article: Castlerigg Stone Circle
Tip/Nearby: Derwent Water and the other Lakes
Primary Management: English Heritage
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