Pobull Fhìnn is a stone circle on the Isle of North Uist. The name is Gaelic which can be translated as 'Fionn's people,', 'the white/fair people', or 'Finn's tent'. The stones were probably named after the legendary Gaelic hero Fionn mac Cumhaill.

Of the several stone circles on the island, Pobull Fhìnn is the most conspicuous. It is located on the south side of Ben Langass, and it possibly dates from the second millennium BC. It is technically an oval rather than a circle, measuring about 120 feet from east to west and 93 feet from north to south. Although situated on a natural plateau, the north side of the enclosed area has been excavated to about four feet. At least two dozen stones can be counted, some eight on the northern half and 16 on the southern half, but parts of the circle are devoid of stones. About four feet within the circle at the east side is a tall single stone, and there are two fallen slabs about seven feet beyond the western edge.

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Founded: 3000-2000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Duncan McDougall (2 years ago)
Jorgy DB (3 years ago)
Un bel cerchio di pietre raggiungibile grazie a un facile sentiero. Vista stupenda sui loch e sulle colline circostanti. Molto carino, tranquillo e poco visitato rispetto agli altri siti dell'arcipelago.
alexis mead (3 years ago)
Kurt Weppler (4 years ago)
Beautiful setting, easy to get to, and well-preserved. Not quite as imposing as some other circles but that's not a bad thing.
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