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Address: Under Skiddaw, Keswick, England

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Beautiful Views from Castlerigg

Have been to Castlerigg many times, the scenery is just magically just like the whole of the Lakes, very special place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Castlerigg many times, the scenery is just magically just like the whole of the Lakes, very special place.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castlerigg standing stones are minutes away from the centre of Keswick. By car it's a 3-minute journey, if you're walking it wont take longer then 20 minutes. It's well sign-posted. The views from Casterigg are beautiful no matter which direction you look. The standing stones truly give you the chance to walk amongst history. There are little snippets of information... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

In a field next to the road so trekking not needed. It is worth seeing and does not take up too much time

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Somehow I always end up going to Castlerigg in winter when it's deserted, the stones are covered in a layer of frost and the mountains with snow. The circle itself is interesting enough but I always go for the views - Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north and Helvellyn and White Side to the south. Pick a cold, sunny day... More 

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Thank Steve D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always wonderful to visit this ancient site. Forget to take step ladders for ultimate picture. Perhaps a drone one day. With the mist on the hills, a place for reflection.

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Thank Michael B
Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This stone circle is a short hike (2 miles) from Keswick. It is smaller than Stonehenge, but unlike Stonehenge, you can still go right up to the stones and into the circle. Quite magical, in a beautiful setting.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

From the center of Keswick it is an easy walk to visit the stone circle ruins at Castlerigg. Most of the hike is on roads with a bit on a trail along a stream. Easy to find and follow route. We arrived at a busy time so the "mythic atmosphere" was in short supply - yet is was still a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Well worth a visit, lovely views of the surrounding countryside, but be aware parking at the site is limited.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

At sunset the weird and wonderful appeared. Atmospheric,fantastic views great backdrop. Would like to visit in the winter to take some proper photos when there are not so many people around.

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Keswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a place to visit whenever you are in Keswick. Older than Stone Henge and with better views. Access is easy and it is unrestricted. There is an excellent view north-east to Blencathra and south west to Borrowdale. We have some German friends who have visited this site 13 times and will visit again next time they come to... More 

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