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The Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the oldest British stone circles (sometimes called a mini-Stonehenge), as it was constructed around 3000 BCE. Castlerigg (and the area surrounding the stone circle) is ridiculously picturesque with beautiful sweeping panoramic views of area mountains. I’d imagine that if you’re lucky enough to catch a sunrise or sunset during a visit, the views would be even more incredible.
While I was looking forward to having some tranquil viewing time, there were plenty of tourists (and a local fencing group) at the Castlerigg Stone Circle. Even with the extra company, this stone circle is something you should definitely go out of your way to see. There’s plenty of room around the circle itself to take pictures, have a picnic, or just have a seat, take a second, and relax. This location is also included in many walking (hiking) routes in the lake district if you’re interested in making your visit a part of a full-day excursion. Here’s a great route I found that includes Walla Crag!
Here are some quick tips to help make your visit more awesome.
If you’ve been to the Castlerigg Stone Circle, leave your tips, thoughts, and reactions in the comments section!