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“A nice stroll through stunning scenery”

Machrie Moor Stone Circles
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US$355.81*
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3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Edinburgh Including Robert Burns Country
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“A nice stroll through stunning scenery”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The walk isn't very challenging but is worth doing for experiencing this "special place" as it is described on the information boards, it is maintains a sense of reality and isn't commercialised.

Visited April 2014
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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We visited the stone circles during Easter weekend and the weather was stunning.
We parked our car and headed off to find the stone circles with our 2 sons and our dog.
Access to the stone circles is through a working sheep farm and you are asked to keep your dog on a lead...there are lots of sheep and lambs.
The walk is relatively easy and very pleasant and is sectioned off by gates/fencing. If you have smaller children they could easily be pushed in a buggy.
Initially you will come to a gate and as you pass through there is a fenced off area to the right with a smallish stone circle and some info explaining that it's part of a burial site.
As you follow the path there is a stone to your left then a few more to your right.
DON'T stop here - there is more to see further down the path.
Follow the path to the end and you will come to the circle of smaller stones known as Fingal's Cauldron. To the left there is ruins of an old farm.
The larger stones are just beyond this and are definitely something to see.
It's quite an atmospheric & tranquil place.
Despite there being rain previously the path to the stones wasn't very muddy at all. However we cut across from the single large stone to the larger stone circle and it was very boggy (up to the top of my wellies at one point!) So stick to the path unless there has been a long period of dry weather.
It took us approximately 30-40 minutes to reach the larger stones.

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Where are they?”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The directions/information was very poor - the info we had read said there were 6 standing stones. When we eventually got there (we thought) there was only one and no further info/directions to tell you to go on. The track was very wet and rough but there was no indication of how far it was to get there.

Visited April 2014
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Worth the walk.”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is a very belated review. My wife and I visited Arran in June, 2012, but I can't imagine that anything has changed much since then :) We were lucky enough to be on Arran on a dry day, and we found the walk to the stones to be delightful. My wife, who was constantly amazed by the number of sheep in Scotland, loved walking through a meadow filled with them. The stones are not a far walk from the parking area, and, while they are not the now-tacky tourist attraction that is Stonehenge, they are still impressive. We were fortunate to get some great photos with blue sky as a backdrop. If you're on Arran, I recommend parking for an hour or two and taking the fairly short walk from the road to see the stones at Machrie Moor.

Visited April 2013
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Malton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely short walk”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

A really nice easy walk to a very interesting site of stone circles. A little bit boggy in places but had been very wet prior to our visit.

Visited March 2014
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