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Machrie Moor Stone Circles

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Address: Machrie Moor, Scotland
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Truly fantastic place to see

Try and get to see the stone circle either as the sun comes up or better when the sun sets. There are amazing sunsets on the west of Arran when the sun sets over Argyll. So... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
wrobertsisleofarran
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Brodick, United Kingdom
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Brodick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Try and get to see the stone circle either as the sun comes up or better when the sun sets. There are amazing sunsets on the west of Arran when the sun sets over Argyll. So atmospheric and steeped in history. If there is One thing you must do on the island, this is it.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A short, reasonably flat 20 - 25 minute walk from the car park to the stone circles on Machrie moor. Great views across the central areas of Arran with the back drop of the mountains around Goatfell. A number of stone circles around the area to see and also individual standing stones. The most impressive are the 3 tall upright... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was not sure how long it would take to get to the stones but it took us about 25 minutes to get to the final set, walking at a god pace. There are a few sets of stones that you pass as you walk along the path and it only gets slightly boggy underfoot when you enter the moor.... More 

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Thank Scotgill
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

need walking 20 minutes: stones coming out the ground, but few explanations on their origin: need better explanatory signs.

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Thank Fabio D
Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the second time I've visited the stones and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its a lovely walk which is relatively flat and not too long. I went with my 10 year old and other family including my mum who found it just just right, any more would have been too much.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A stunning place to visit on a sunny day. It is a 3 mile round trip walk to see all the sites across rough paths on open moorland. Good walking shoes needed. The views across Arran and to Kintyre are wonderful. The sites themselves are interesting. Apart from a car park and some information boards there are no staff or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely walk enjoying beautiful countryside. Worth visiting to c the structures within a quiet idyllic location.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

On a windy rainy day in late September, suitably clad and shod, we tramped across the track and boggy ground to the triple stones of Circle 2 and the nearby solitary Standing Stone. Spectacular in their isolation, with easy access and still standing after 4000 years, they were impressive and the visit was well worthwhile

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

from the parking area to the moor location...a walk that can be handled by most . this fabulous area is one ive wanted to visit for many years . if you have wanted to just merge with the fresh air and the landscape this is for you ..sometimes a steady stream of people then silence and sheep joy just joy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The car park is small, and the path leading to the stones is rough and unimpressive. The experience is spectacular; when we visited there wasn't a soul around, and it fell like we'd stepped back a couple of thousand years in time. I have been to Stonehenge, but Machrie is much more atmospheric, and seems by contrast completely unknown.

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