Found a few miles from Keswick, Cumbria, the Castlerigg Stone Circle has the mystique of other stone circles in Britain - nobody knows why they were built, or even who built them.
This is a very impressive site on the top of a low hill with fine views oever Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw
The circles is around 33 yards in diameter, and comprises 38 stones. There are a further 10 standing stones inside the outer ring. The tallest stones are nearly 8 feet high.
The best estimates are that it was built 3000 years ago for religous purposes, with alignments on the sun and stars
The circle was purchased for the National Trust in 1913 by Canon Rawnsley
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