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As we were leaving Keswick in the Lake District, we made a brief stop at the Castlerigg stone circle.  It was constructed as a part of a megalithic tradition from between 3,300 to 900 BCE.  There are approximately 40 stones, but the number of stones keeps changing due to erosion.

Both Mr. Selfish and I have been to Stonehenge, but we found Castlerigg to be much more beautiful since it is surrounded by mountains.  You can walk right up to the stones, and when we were there, it was nearly empty.  Plus, it’s absolutely free!

At first, storms were threatening, but then, the sun came out.  Castlerigg was certainly well-placed.

Not only did the sun come out, but the small group that was there before us left. We had Castlerigg to ourselves.

Time for some silly photos: