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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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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you like history and ancient artefacts, this is a must see on Arran. It's a fair walk, but worth it. The route is easy to follow and the views on the way are lovely. You get to the first circle and start to get interested then when you finally get to the big stones, it's a spectacle. Just being... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited here last month on our first day on Arran late in the afternoon We parked in the car park and following the path we walked to the stones which located in several areas on the moor. There are information boards at the stones to give an insight into the history. There were only a few other people visiting... More

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the most unusual collection of stone circles, cairns and hut circles, set amongst wonderful scenery. A bit busy at times, and a longish walk to get to them, but well worth it.

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Shetland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Interesting site. Info boards are helpful. Worth a visit. Very atmospheric - good photo opportunities

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Tonsberg, Norway
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you're interested in this planet's history, visiting the Stone Circles and standing stones simply is a MUST ! Very well preserved and good information maps on the sites.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Short walk to visit these interesting, thought provoking stones but well worth the visit and you can take your dog!

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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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Anacortes, Washington
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160 reviews 160 reviews
29 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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