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
On select dates throughout the summer, weather dependant, volunteers will be on site to give short talks to visitors and answer queries and questions visitors may have about the site.
Parking: Limited parking is available at the site. Walking from the centre of Keswick to the stones takes approximately 30 minutes. Please consider using public transport. See the Stagecoach website for details of services around the Lake District.
Grounds: Please take extra care when moving through and around the stones of the site as the ground is particularly muddy and can be slippery given recent weather conditions.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome. Please be aware that the site is grazed by sheep.
Drone flying: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions. Please see our drone filming guidelines for more details, or email our Filming team.