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Pictures of Castlerigg

in the county of Cumbria

From Castlerigg Farm Campsite, looking towards Cat Bells. Lake District
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About Castlerigg

Castlerigg Stone Circles cast an eyrie atmospheric shadow over the sites soft grassy hill top landscape. It lies amidst awe-inspiring scenery, with views of some of Lakeland's most scenic fells, including Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell.

The circle, believed to date from the latter part of the Neolithic period is about 3,000 years old. Within the oval ring there are 38 stones and a further oblong space inside the ring has 10 magnificent standing stones, one reaching to a height of 2.3 metres. The origin of the circle remains unknown, but it is considered to be of ritual importance. It is also important for its megalithic astronomy, as the construction contains astronomical alignments. The circle, sometimes referred to as the Carles or Druids Circle is about 100 feet in diameter and belongs to the National Trust.

Castlerigg is a favoured destination for tourists, it is easily accessible from the market town of Keswick and is within easy reach of the snaking waters of the pretty River Greta, picturesque becks and fells.

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Keswick Island View.

Keswick (450 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(1.0 miles, 1.6 km of Castlerigg)

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Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle (38 Pictures)

(1.0 miles, 1.6 km)

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Laurel Bank Guest House in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Laurel Bank Guest House

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Laurel Bank Guest House is located in Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District. Free WiFi access is available and each room has its own private, allocated parking space....
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Woodside Bed and Breakfast in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Woodside Bed and Breakfast

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Woodside Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation in Keswick, 3.5 km from Derwentwater. Free private parking is available on site. Theatre by the Lake is 1....
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Burnside B&B in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Burnside B&B

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Burnside B&B is just 0.9 miles from the centre of Keswick and 1.7 miles from Derwentwater. Some rooms have views of the mountains or garden....
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Brookfield B&B Guest House in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Brookfield B&B Guest House

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km)
Brookfield B&B Guest House is located in Keswick, 3.5 km from Derwentwater and 1.8 km from Theatre by the Lake. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have views of the mountains or garden....
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Clarence House in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Clarence House

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NW)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Clarence House offers accommodation in Keswick, 2.5 km from Derwentwater. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area for your c...
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Damson Lodge in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Damson Lodge

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NW)
Located just 4 minutes' walk from the centre of Keswick, the Victorian Damson Lodge offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. The spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making faciliti...
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Squirrel Lodge in Keswick, Cumbria, England4 stars

Squirrel Lodge

Keswick, Cumbria, England (1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction NW)
The Keswick guest house Squirrel Lodge offers luxury accommodation in this popular Lake District town. With free off street parking and Wi-Fi, it’s within 5 minutes’ walk of the River Greta, Fitz ...
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M6 Junction 41(14.6 miles, 23.5 km, direction NE)
Aspatria Station(14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction NW)
M6 Junction 40(14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction E)
Penrith Station(14.8 miles, 23.8 km, direction E)
Blackpool Airport(56.3 miles, 90.6 km, direction S)
Newcastle International Airport(64.4 miles, 103.7 km, direction NE)
Castlerigg to London(246.5 miles, 396.6 km, direction SE)