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Address: Keswick, England
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Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in...

Dating from about 3000 BC, this is one of the first stone circles built in Britain, which is perched atop a high moor with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

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lakeland

just had a drive up one day while on way to keswick doesnt take long to go round. took the grandkids they enjoyed running round jumping off the stones

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

just had a drive up one day while on way to keswick doesnt take long to go round. took the grandkids they enjoyed running round jumping off the stones

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not fantastically well signposted but when you do find it - breathtaking and an astonishingly peaceful and beautiful place to visit. We visited on a day with fog rolling over the mountains which gave the place a very special feel. It's very thought provoking imagining all the past history of the place and what could have gone on here. Well... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just outside Keswick, always worth a visit is you are passing bye. Great for sunsets in the winter. Watch out for the Druids

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Castlerigg is only a few minutes drive from Keswick and is well worth the trip. Parking is by the roadside and there's a very short walk through a gate and across the grass to reach the standing stones. There's a 360 degree panorama of hills and valleys - incredibly beautiful, especially with snow on the tops glowing in the sunset!

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit . Beautiful setting, very atmospheric. You can either walk up from Keswick or there is a small amount of parking opposite.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a setting, surrounded by fells and mountains, this stone circle has stood here for 5,000 years. Magical and peaceful, timeless and marvelous, we will never know who built it or why, but we should all be pleased they did.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just out of town and very easy to find. Go late and watch the sun set its magical. Its energized, walk around or just sit and take it all in lovely! Great Spot just for the veiws with the snow capped peaks.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed all the brown tourist signs off the road and ended up at the other end of the lane with signs pointed back towards where we had come!. Went all the way back to the other end with no signs anywhere along the lane (a couple of miles) as to where the circle is - English Heritage are usually... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this site a good few times. First time though at this time of year which just increased how spectacular it is & the sighting surrounded by a ring of snow covered mountains. How the stones got there, why, & for what exact reason leads to some great debates however after thousands of years standing & being looked after by... More 

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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here just before sunset. Incredible experience. Beautiful backdrop set against snowy hills. Fading light added to atmosphere. Very solitary quiet and mysterious. Precious little information available - unless I missed it because it was going dark - so read up before you go. Stones are estimated to be 3, 5000+ yrs old. Unusually this stone circle has a stone... More 

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