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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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Address: Machrie Moor, Scotland
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Machrie marvels....

We have been drawn to Machrie Moor more than once over the last few years. This ancient site is extraordinary, not only because of the mystery that surrounds it but also its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been drawn to Machrie Moor more than once over the last few years. This ancient site is extraordinary, not only because of the mystery that surrounds it but also its location. It can be reached by bus or car. The walk from the bus stop/car park takes around 45 mins each way through green fields where sheep lazily... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was reluctant to do this walk, muttering about "miniature Stonehenges". But I was wrong! The car park makes access easy, the path is easy to follow and well maintained and the circles, with attendant story boards and gorgeous views up Glen Machrie really are thought provoking. A gentle walk with great scenery and truly interesting destination. The Wee Westie... More 

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Thank mike s
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Accessed via a car park adjacent to the road and then via a path. No special footwear required. It is just under 1.5 miles to the main stones but there is a burial ground on the way which breaks up the walk. It is relatively flat and accessible with a modicum of general fitness. There are story boards telling you... More 

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Thank Wilton2
Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The walk to the standing stones has pleasant views, the stones are OK but not as impressive as other we have seen, but worth a visit.

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Thank Moir
Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked to the stone circles with our 5 year old and dog. Nice pleasant walk on good footpath. Weather was glorious. Stone circles aren't huge so might not appear impressive but I think you have to keep in the mind how long they have been there and the history behind them to appreciate them.

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Thank joodarb2
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These stones are worth a look at, but be prepared for at least a 2km walk from the car park. The walk does take in some lovely scenery, and passes a burial chamber about half way. Also gives you the chance to befriend some sheep!

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Thank Shelauch
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small car park off the side of the road, and the path out to the stones is well worn, and clearly marked. The walk out is about 1.4 miles, so about 3 miles total, and it is not very steep, and easily walked. There are no restroom facilities here, so be sure to come well prepared for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy walk for about half an hour one way starting at the carpark. Possible to take small children and carriages. Several Circles.

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Thank Marc C
Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As some circles go these are hardly impressive. Don't expect Callanish or Ring of Brodgar. But the sedate mileish long walk in a nice landscape and the surrounding scenery with a derelict farm, docile sheep and surrounding mountains makes it well worth the hike. We arrived with a drizzle that turned semi-torrential and then had sun break through while there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked out to the stones on Tuesday 5th July with our little dog. Amazing to see. Great car park just of the road and a nice path up to the stones. It might be little bumpy underfoot if you don't decent footwear on though! Worth the little walk - please go and see them

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