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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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Tranquil place lovely walk.

Spent a couple of hours exploring the various stone circles and standing stones. Easy to follow path and reasonably flat. Amazing site with a really tranquil and ancient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours exploring the various stone circles and standing stones. Easy to follow path and reasonably flat. Amazing site with a really tranquil and ancient feeling. Lovely views to the mountains and across the moor.

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fantastic walk to some very impressive stone circles. A perfect walk in many ways as it is nice and flat - so no tiring hills! Even though ther are no climbs the views across the valley are stunning. I never realised there were so many stone circles here. There are a couple of infirmation biards along the way and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The standing stones are worth the walk. Nothing else there apart from the stones so don't expect a Café, but interesting and a good track to walk on, with fantastic views. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

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St. Andrews, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

These stones can't fail to impress, a bridge to the distant past. Wonderful setting on Machrie Moor, the hills around, the peat cuttings of a more recent past clear to see.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great walk for those who want to see a bit of history in the wilderness. Easy walk up a track but can be muddy in the rain. Stunning views of the valleys even in the rain. Great area and stone circles are well preserved with good information. Also a crumbling farmhouse which is cool to view. Probably about 2.75 miles... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The car park is very small and is often full, it is about 1km to the first set of stones and another km to the second set. The route can be walked easily butty is a stone track and muddy. Great views of the valley.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A lovely walk up to the Stone Circles, it had rained a lot the day before but I managed to dodge the puddles by walking along the grass verge rather than the sandstone path. The Stone Circles were amazing and the information plaques were interesting. In a wonderful setting on moorland with the forests and peaks in the background.

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Halifax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It's quite a walk from the car park (3.5 miles round trip I reckon) but worth it to see a bit of unspoilt pagan history - and a nice tramp around the peaty valley floor. Slightly moist.

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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Good carparking and well marked path to the stone circles. Worth the 15-20 min walk to the final set of stones. Keep to the marked path when wet otherwise you will have very wet feet!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

6 circles or groups of stones over about a mile's walk from the car on a good path. The backdrop of the hills make for great pictures and the moody weather adds to the atmosphere.

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