Castlerigg is perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop.
It is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period.
Read more about the history of Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Before You Go
Parking: Limited parking is available at the site. Walking from the centre of Keswick to the stones takes approximately 30 minutes.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome. Please be aware that the site is grazed by sheep.