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 Keswick vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Keswick online travel route planner .
Tours to Castlerigg Stone Circle
Ten Lakes Tour of the Lake District from Windermere BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 7 hours 45 minutes
Winter Ten Lakes Spectacular Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 8 hours
Castlerigg Stone Circle Reviews
A nice stop to see this stone circle, though the area was a bit overrun with other tourists. Street parking. No fee to stop, so worth a look. more »
This stone circle is said to be the one to visit in Cumbria. While there is no razzle-dazzle or gift shop, the site is reasonably easy to find, with good directions and some decent signage on site. Th... more »
Places to stay near Castlerigg Stone Circle
Plan your trip to Threlkeld
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Threlkeld
Plans to Castlerigg Stone Circle by other users
3 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Keswick BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM THAILAND September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in England & Wales BY A USER FROM KUWAIT August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 25 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium