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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

Machrie Moor, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Arrived and parked no problem. But. as the walk started, it was clear it wasn't a short one. Saw tourists miles ahead still walking. End product disappointing. Advertising photos very photoshopped! Got there and there was random sandstone blocks protruding from the ground. Yes that's what to be expected but, sorry go visit Stone Henge if you want something actually... More

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Hermiston, Oregon
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157 reviews 157 reviews
28 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There is ample parking. Access is about a 1 mile walk on a broad path through sheep pastures. The interpretive signs are informative. You pass a grave cairn first. The actual upright stones do not form a circle, although traces of the circle are there. Hard to imagine how they got these big stones to this site (a peat bog)... More

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Canby, Oregon
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179 reviews 179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The walk out to the stones (standing stones, stone circles, cairns) on Machrie Moor this spring was busy with lambs and pheasants. A photographer's paradise. Then you get to the stones. An awe inspiring site with good interpretive information provided by Historic Scotland. Even with plenty of visitors on a good day I was able to get the photos I... More

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Halifax, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
45 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent example of stone circle. Great directions, reasonable parking and not too far to walk and well marked. Good information boards. Beautiful stones and amazing to think they were erected without modern tools. It was raining when we went but it was still wonderful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Healthy, easy walk to the ancient, 4,000 years old standing stones. It made us marvel at how they would have been constructed all those years ago. If you go to the left hand side single stone and then to the three stone circle, watch where you go as the ground in between is very boggy! Car park tends to be... More

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South Wales
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have been here many times over the years but more recently at sunset. Definitely the best time to go. Not as extensive as other island circles, but well worth the visit I think.

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Sydney
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a good sized car park which was full during our visit at the end of May but this might be a bottle neck during the busier times. The total walk out and back is a few miles but it isn't difficult but can be muddy if there has been recent rain. There are few directions but don't stop... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wonderful walk to atmospheric stone circle and other standing stones. Views all round to sea and hills. Take your dog.

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Preston, Lancashire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Every time I visit Arran I come here, and every time the place blows me away. The history, the location and the pure sense of something very very special draws me here time after time.

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

You cannot walk among the standing stones and stone circles of Machrie Moor without marvelling at the ingenuity of our Stone Age and Bronze Age ancestors. It has a sense of peace apart from the calling of circling buzzards. The information boards are well situated and easy to understand and add rather than detract from one's enjoyment of the experience.... More

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