CASTLERIGG (Lake District) -- beautiful setting in the mountains; awesome place. The area of this stone circle and the field it stands on is rather large, but the stones themselves are pretty much shapeless, unlike Stonehenge. This looks to have been a tribal center or meeting place, for religious use, political and social gatherings, and trading and produce marketing -- at least that is the impression it gives one. For it to have been just a private "Druid" place for whatever arcane stuff they got up to doesn't seem apt. For another picture, click here. This shows the square structure, which is unique to this type of site, that was attached to the stone circle; my opinion is that it was a temple (excavation found no bones, just bits of charcoal, so I don't believe it was a burial chamber as some antiquarians speculate).