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Castlerigg Stone Circle, Threlkeld

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The megalithic site of Castlerigg Stone Circle dates back to the Neolithic Age and features large stones arranged in a circle. Estimated to be over 4,500 years old, the formation resembles an ancient amphitheater and boasts the highly dramatic backdrop of Cumbria's tallest peaks. While the function of these Neolithic circles remains a mystery, experts speculate that they centered around some ceremony in the large central space. Bring your camera for some memorable photographs. Make Castlerigg Stone Circle a centerpiece of your Threlkeld vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Threlkeld online travel route planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful stone circles that I've been to. The location and the surrounding vistas were amazing. Lucky for us we were there on a clear day with a blue sky and fantastic clouds. My... 
    One of the most beautiful stone circles that I've been to. The location and the surrounding vistas were amazing. Lucky for us we were there on a clear day with a blue sky and fantastic clouds. My...  more »
  • Interesting part of English history. The stones have been there for somewhere around 4,500 years (according to the boards) and are considered to be the oldest in Europe (according to Wikipedia). You.....  more
    Interesting part of English history. The stones have been there for somewhere around 4,500 years (according to the boards) and are considered to be the oldest in Europe (according to Wikipedia). You.....  more »
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  • When I visited I was the only person around and it was just a really nice place to be. The views were stunning, it was peaceful and it just generally felt good being there. I would definitely recommend visiting if you're in the area.
  • The views are pretty special, and there's a number of decent walking routes starting here. In Feb half term there was no issue parking. I would not come specifically just to see the stones but if nearby, or after a decent walk with good views this is a great place.

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