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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

Address: Machrie Moor, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Livingston, UK
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

For those reviewers that were disappointed you obviously didn't get to the big stones. They were awesome. And built up by the various smaller sites on the way. I loved the old derelict farmhouse too. Just off track but with unsafe roof so don't go in! But can see old stove still in wall end. It took me a good... More 

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EDINBURGH
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The best preserved and signed site we have seen for a long time. As it is a bit off the beaten track not many people even on a Sunday. The notices are very informative. Best since at Callanish in the late 60s before they were commercialised!

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Visited for the second time and found it just as interesting as the first. Depending upon the weather and the light the stones can look quite different as does the surrounding scenery. Worth a visit and suggest you bring a picnic.

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