Keswick, Cumbria, England

Keswick Market

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Castlerigg Stone Circle was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition that lasted from 3,300 to 900 BC, during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. Castlerigg is about 30m in diameter, and formerly comprised forty-two stones; there are now only thirty-eight stones, which vary in height from 1m to 2.3m.


Local folklore states that the stones were men turned to stone. A number of "earth lights" have allegedly been sighted within the stone circle.


Pictured left is Castlerigg Stone Circle courtesy of Rob Bendall.

Castle Lane,



Cumbria, CA12 4RN.


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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Keswick is an English market town in Cumbria, England.

It is situated just north of Derwentwater, and 4 miles from Bassenthwaite.

Pictured left is Keswick Market courtesy of Diliff. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.