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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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Address: Machrie Moor, Scotland
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USD 350.38*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Edinburgh Including Robert Burns Country
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Standing Stones at Machrie

It's a magical place to visit and imagine to imagine how these stone were ever brought here and indeed are still standing. It's a remote moor on an island . Why on earth would... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
helen a
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a magical place to visit and imagine to imagine how these stone were ever brought here and indeed are still standing. It's a remote moor on an island . Why on earth would anyone have gone to so much trouble to build these stone circles ?

Thank helen a
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the walk through the working farm and the history behind these stones - quite tranquil and calming just amazing loved it and so glad we visited we were very lucky with the weather which helps

Thank Jade W
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a lot of people have pointed out, they are "just stones". But that is to miss the point as well; up close the stones are very big and the setting is stunning. The walk takes one along a track and through fields where sheep and lambs were grazing and pheasants darted in and out of the longer grass. Past... More 

Thank JGrant44
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a 20 minute walk from the car park you eventually come to the stones. It was a lovely day and so it was enjoyable making our way to them. They are just stones at the end of the day. Worth the trip for the larger ones alone. The car park is tiny but efficient. We drove past the sign... More 

1 Thank LynseyMcK
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was on the itinerary when visiting Arran. We parked up at the small car park and began to wander on the track towards the stone circles. After 25mins walking, we arrived at the Machrie Moor stone circles. To my dismay, there were only 3 of them (4 if you count the one 75yds away) visible. To spend an hour... More 

1 Thank Dan F
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the most imposing stones in Arran. Walk is a little over a mile from a small car park, most can manage this. We had a toddler and pram. Stones are not numerous but the effort of getting them in place in impressive. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank Mike S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk to the various stone circles was not strenuous and well worth it. The stone circles and standing stones are fantastic and set in a stunning location with fabulous views.

Thank Katie B
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's about a 20 minute walk across a clearly marked field path to reach the stones. You need to climb a couple of stiles - not sure if the gates all open - so may be tricky for pushchairs and definitely not an option for wheelchairs. There's good information boards and a small car park with a voluntary donations cairn... More 

Thank Jo_up_north
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Standing Stones are well worth a visit although a bit off the beaten track. They are a spectacular example of Stones. They are quite a walk from the car park which makes them not so accessible to all. We walked and came to the first ones with a cairn and nearly didn't continue further as we thought that was... More 

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a walk up to the stones. Carpark is signposted from the road. The walk itself is pretty easy and it took us about 20 minutes. The trail goes through farmland and is flat apart from one hill which was easy to walk up. We passed a few couples with small children who had managed with ease. Once you... More 

Thank Robbie L

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