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“Well worth a visit”

Machrie Moor Stone Circles
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$363.80*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Edinburgh Including Robert Burns Country
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We walked about 20 minutes through lovely scottish terrain and sheep pasture to reach the Machrie Moor stones. There is a cairn marked on the trail to the stones that is pretty amazing, too. The stones are amazing and beautifully located. Well worth the walk. Parking is plentiful and well marked.

1  Thank hsc2011
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The stones are very impressive and the views are stunning from the stones. They are not well sign posted as when we got to the burial mound we almost turned back but decided to walk on and were so glad we did. A quiet dip in the glen and a perfect place for reflection.

Thank JudeAberdeenScotland
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

You'll be looking at a 10-15 minute walk to the first burial mound, then another 15 mins to the standing stones.

A new car park allows space for around a dozen cars and is signposted off the main road - this resolves the parking issues mentioned in previous reviews.

On a fine day the views are magnificent, stretching up the Arran mountains to the east and over to Kintyre in the west.

The trail from the car park to the stones is made of stone/gravel/dirt/grass and mostly flat with styles and openable gates. An all-terrain buggy would be just about ok in dry conditions, but small wheeled buggies would struggle, especially in the wet.

There are information boards at the stones and burial site, but a map board and additional info at the car park would be handy.

Watch The Wicker Man or Apocalypto the night before going and try not to get freaked out by ritual sacrific etc whilst mooching around the stones.

Thank PneumaticKumquat
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We set out for a walk and found the number of stone circles beyond anything we'd seen before. Yes, it's a hike, but do-able even for us city folks! I wondered about the lack of information available compared to many other stone circles around Scotland, but perhaps there's some reason for it. A surprising discovery, a relaxing walk and definitely food for thought.

Thank FamilyWhytock
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Information boards near tha stand

Information boards near the standing stones were most interesting and informative about the way people lived 2 - 4 thousand years ago. As I stood and looked around , I really felt back there with those people! Route from car park could be better signed in places.

1  Thank Helen J
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