Saints and Stones: Castlerigg
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Castlerigg Stone Circle is atop an open field in Cumbria surrounded by several Lake District mountains and is 700 feet above sea level. One of the earliest stone circles in the U.K., it is thought to be from the beginning of the later Neolithic Period or about 3,000 B.C.

Almost 100 feet in diameter, the stone circle consists of 38 stones. Within the circle is an inner ring of 10 standing stones. The tallest stone is approximately 7-1/2 feet high. It is believed that Castlerigg was used for ceremonial religious purposes.

About Castlerigg

Megalithic Portal: Castlerigg Stone Circle
Stone Pages: Castlerigg Stone Circle
Wikipedia: Stone Circle

Journey to Castlerigg

Castlerigg Stone Circle is located off the A66 just outside the town of Keswick in Cumbria, England.

Ordnance Survey Map (NY291236)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Castlerigg Stone Circle may be found at the National Trust website. General tourist information for the area may be found on the Keswick Tourism Association website.

Additional Photos of Castlerigg

Public Footpath Sign to Castlerigg Stone Circle
National Trust Sign at Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Inner Circle of Castlerigg Stone Circle
Inner Circle of Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle


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