Castlerigg Stone Circle: A 5200 year old prehistoric site in England
This evening, I am posting information on Castlerigg Stone Circle
near Keswick in the English Lake District. This location is about
thirty-seven miles S.W. of Carlisle in N.W. England.
Key facts and information:
- Situated 1.5 miles E of Keswick.
- Dates from about 3200 BC and may rank as one of the earliest stone circles in Europe.
- Spectacularly situated among the mountains.
- Thirty-eight stones survive out of original forty-two stones.
- The stones are of local metamorphic slate.
- The stones are 3 ft-5 ft in height and stand on the perimeter of a flattened ring.
- To the north a wide entrance is formed by two tall stones, 5 ft 6″ and 5 ft 8″ in height.
- At the S.E corner stands a pillar 8 ft 3″ high. This is aligned with the November or Samhain sunrise.
Video clip of Castlerigg