Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle

This stone circle is located just east of Keswick in Cumbria and off the A66 Penrith Road, has been called the most beautifully located stone circle. From the centre of the circle it is possible to see four of the five highest peaks in Cumbria, namely: Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Grasmoor and Blencathra.

There are various theories about Castlerigg’s function, these range from an astronomical observatory to a meeting place for traders, religious ceremonies and tribal gatherings. Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, who was one of the founders of the National Trust, was among the prime organisers of a public subscription which bought the field in which the stone circle stood in 1913, he then donated it to the National Trust.

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