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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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Address: Machrie Moor, Scotland
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Breath taking!!!

This was a really amazing surprise! It certainly does compare with Stonehenge!! It was peaceful and tranquil and the walk to the stones enjoyed by ourselves and our dog. Dogs are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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duraham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a really amazing surprise! It certainly does compare with Stonehenge!! It was peaceful and tranquil and the walk to the stones enjoyed by ourselves and our dog. Dogs are requested to be on a lead which was reasonable given the vicinity of the sheep throughout the walk. The stones themselves had good information boards nearby and it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The gently ascending walk is along a well defined path through farmland and onto an open moor. It's very exposed in bad weather, this is said with some feeling! None the less well worth the walk. By the final set of stones is a crumbling set of farm buildings which leave you wondering about the generations who have ecked out... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For some reason, a wee while ago some blokes carried large stones up a long track and planted them in the ground near Machrie. The least we could do was visit and try to work out why!

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Nantes, France
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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
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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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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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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
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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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