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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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A Nice Walk

Walking to the Machrie Moor Stone Circles is an easy 45 minute walk, in beautifully stark moor scenery flanked by high hills. However, even though the walk is easy, you should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Nantes, France
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Nantes, France
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175 reviews 175 reviews
27 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Walking to the Machrie Moor Stone Circles is an easy 45 minute walk, in beautifully stark moor scenery flanked by high hills. However, even though the walk is easy, you should dress appropriately as there are high winds and the path can get quite muddy in some parts.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice walk on clear track, easy for younger/ older people but exposed and windy. Stones very accessible some interpretation boards to give info. Kings cave more strenuous and longer walk but much more exciting for older kids( ours 9 and 12)

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Hassloch, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had (another) sunny day in Scotland and so we decided to give the Machrie Moor Standing Stones a try. The parking lot is right off the main road around Arran and then it is a flat path towards the first site, a grave. Roughly a mile later you meet the other standing stones - all in all they are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nice walk, great view and giant stones from 1800. Beautiful landscape, really enjoyed capturing the view and history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The stones and associated settlements on Machrie Moor are a fascinating trip for anyone with an hour to spare. Some of the sites are over 3500 years old and area is well kept so as to maintain easy access. It is about 20mins from the car park to the main site along an easy track with wonderful views over to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I am lucky enough to have family living on arran so for the last twenty years I have made regular visits to the island. I have seen the machrie stones in all weathers ( except snow, which would be amazing) and the various conditions can change the atmosphere of the place dramatically and affects the state of the path too.... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A good path led from the car park, lots of stones to see along the way and an interesting information point at the first site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

it was a good level walk to do with our 2 year old , we also took the ruck sack to carry her in as she did get tired on the way back. It is a beautiful location, we played a bit of hide and seek around the stones and you can see right accross to the mull of kintyre

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the mile plus walk to arrive at the stones, this is a quite desolate area (very reminiscent of the Cullodden moor). There are good information panels both en-route and just prior to the standing stones, however they are far enough away from the actual stones not to detract from the site. The dramatic backdrop just adds to the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The blend of beautiful landscape and striking stones makes this a very magical place indeed. It's a little bit of a trek from the parking area but well worth walk. There are several circles here and many tourists seemed to miss the last couple.

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