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Ancient Monuments

Selection of the fascinating ancient monuments to be found around Scotland


An Carra Standing Stone

Very tall standing stone on South Uist that dates to neolithic period. The stone rises almost 17 feet into the air which makes it one of the largest standing stones in the isles. Its history is veiled in a typical hebridean mist.

Carn Liath Broch

Excavated in the 1980s to its present state. Bronze and iron age on the coast north of Golspie. Large circulcar broch that is well worth a quick explore on a striking site beside the coast. 

Dun Dornaigil

Impressive, well preserved broch that stands almost 7 metres tall with distinctivetiangular lintel about the entrance. On small road south of village of Alltnacaillich

Rosal Township

Once substantial township entirely cleared in the Highland Clearances. Eery and tragic evidence of how this event transformed this land and landscape.

Clava Cairns

Bronze age circular cemetary beside the battlefield at Culloden and now famous from Outlander series. Probably 4000 years old

Doune Broch / Dun Calloway

Dun Carloway is one of the best-preserved Iron Age Brochs in the whole of Scotland dating back to something like 1st century AD. It is near Callanish and should be visited.

Hill o' Many Stanes

Why are 200 stones aligned in a pattern in this field (and there were probably 600 to start with). What was there purpose? This is the most striking and most mysterious of the stone lines in Caithness. Just off A99 South of Wick and easy to visit. (signposted)

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