Auchagallon Stone Circle

Isle of Arran, United Kingdom

Auchagallon Stone Circle is the remains of a Neolithic or Bronze Age burial cairn, surrounded by a circle of fifteen stones. The cairn and stone circle is situated on a slight ledge of a west-facing slope, overlooking Machrie Bay. The circle comprises fifteen blocks varying in height from 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres. The stones are of red sandstone, except two which are a pale grey granite. The circle has a maximum diameter of 14.5 metres.

In the centre is a large stone cairn. Antiquarians digging here in the 19th century found a burial cist in the centre, although there are no records of any other remains. Although the monument is now called a stone circle, it was probably built as a kerbed cairn.

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

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Robert Hayter (4 months ago)
A good, but beautiful walk from the car park. It is fascinating to see these ancient standing stones. Machrie Moor seems to form a natural shallow bowl to hold these monuments.
Martin Scott (4 months ago)
Great place to have a walk too, spotted a golden eagle whilst having a leisurely walk.
Ioan Covalcic (5 months ago)
Is just a magical place. There are 6 standing stones' circles
Alistair Cronie (13 months ago)
Great place lovely
Diane Cook (13 months ago)
A 20 min walk takes you to this amazing location, a prized Neolithic site
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