|Castlerigg Stone Circle|
|Location:||Castlerigg, Near Keswick|
|Castlerigg Stone Circle is the most visited stone circle in Cumbria. It is believed to date from around 3200BC and measures 32.6 m (107 ft) at its widest and 29.5 m (97 ft) at its narrowest. Its early construction makes it possibly the earliest stone circle in Europe. The information boards set up by the National Trust state the stone circle is made of of 40 Stones, the largest weighing around 16 Tons.|
It is also believed that a second stone circle exists, although it has not been found as of yet.
Unfortunately there is no hard evidence for the date of the stone circle as no excavations have ever taken place here which is unusual. A few people believe the stone circle isn't prehistoric at all as there are no references about it before the early 1800s. It would not be the first time a stone circle was consructed recently.
|Back to Stone Circles|