Castlerigg
Keswick, Cumbria, England OS Map
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.

Images ©2000, 2014 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

31km Little Meg Kerb Circle
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)