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Mysterious ancient ruins and burial chambers similar to Stonehenge.
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Balnuaran of Clava, IV2 5EU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Culloden Moor several times and didn’t know how close this place was. Finally dropped by on our way through Inverness on way to Orkney. So glad I did. Thoroughly interesting, lots of information boards and a must visit for anyone interested in history (or...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was so excited to go here, very narrow dangerous road, only for good drivers, one car width and difficult to pass.Motor bike OK. Would be more dangerous in rain. Used in the series 'Outlander' put my hands on the stone but didn't come out...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hardaysnight
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved this place, really different and interesting to see something which is a bit off the beaten track - would be a lovely place for a picnic in the summer months. It's free to visit and there is ample parking beside the cairns. Really interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Spaceface14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well kept and intriguing place, although it could offer more in terms of facilities and signage.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank icecreamguru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really where Claire went thru the cairns but was the inspiration. The filmed ones were styrofoam and the setting was actually near Loch Rannoch in Perth[now nothing there to see]. Follow signs to walk[20-25 minutes downhill] off road from Culloden battefield. Good information sign...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CindyLou2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not far from Culloden battlefield... Worth a visit. U can enter the Cairns. There were three Cairns. In good shape for their age.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank N1305RJkarenv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely tranquil site, which is very close to Culloden Moor, is well worth visiting and it’s free to do so. It consists of a number of circular burial mounds and standing stones dating from the Bronze Age. Amazing to think that these are still...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TravelLover50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Said to be where’d Claire went through the stones, eerie place with atmosphere and connections to Outlander. Craigh na dun - Clava Cairn - your decision?

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chakotai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Clava Cairns after spending the afternoon at Culloden Battlefield. It was a little confusing to find using the SatNav as it pointed me into a field, telling me to go off the road... Not in my little car!!! After a little scouting about...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SWAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting prehistoric burial cairns, very peaceful and tranquil to just walk around. Per signage, the rocks were painted red facing the winter sun. Good stop if going to culloden moors. Just further down the road from Clava Cairns is the Culloden viaduct, which looks similar...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Cathy M
June 7, 2015|
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Response from beckymN1545VE | Reviewed this property |
We made that trip yesterday. There is no bus from Culloden to clava Cairns. We could not find any Ubers out there either. However, if you are in reasonably good shape, it is a 1.5 walk down a country road. The view on the... More
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pfeifferoni
January 19, 2015|
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You are welcome. Have a good trip :-)
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