Castlerigg

Keswick, Cumbria, England
Stone Circle

This circle, generally considered to be one of the earliest British circles, stands in a magnificent setting surrounded my the mountains of the Lake District. There are 38 stones in the setting - a further four stones are now missing - which has a diameter of 95 to 108 feet, being a slightly flattened circle. The tallest of the stones is about six feet. There is a clear entrance on the north side of the circle.

Within the ring is a smaller setting of low stones.

A stone axe was found within the circle and several others were found in the surrounding countryside.


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