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Castlerigg Stone Circle and Blencathra
Grid reference: NY295231
Location: 54°35’54"N, 3°5’33"W
Local Government

Castlerigg is a hamlet southwest of Keswick in Cumberland, named after a hill rising to the south of the village, Castlerigg Fell, which is effectively a secondary top of High Seat. To the north of the village looms to bulk of Blencathra, and to its east Great Dodd.

Until the early twentieth century much of the area, comprising a large part of Keswick, was owned by the family living at Castlerigg Manor, which has since become a youth centre separated from its estate.

Castlerigg is most famed for the Castlerigg Stone Circle, a large Stone Age circle of standing stones on a hill to the northeast of the hamlet.

Also near Castlerigg is Castlerigg Hall.