Garvard Standing Stone
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The stone is made of whinstone and stands roughly 6.5 feet high (1.7 metres).
The stone is beyond Garvard farm and is visible from the parking area at the end of the road at Garvard, where the trail across the Strand to Oronsay begins.
The current location is probably not the original; it seems possible that the stone fell sometime over a century ago, and was re-erected in its current spot sometime around 1960 by the farmer.
Part of the real impact of Garvard Standing Stone is the location; the views on a sunny summer day are simply fantastic!
About Garvard Standing Stone
Address: Colonsay, Garvard, Isle of Colonsay, Strathclyde, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just west of Garvard farm, off the B8085.
Garvard Standing Stone Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
The Strand - 0.5 miles (Countryside)
Hangman's Rock - 0.7 miles (Countryside)
Dun Gallain - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Oronsay Priory - 1.8 miles (Abbey)
Scalasaig Standing Stones - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fingal's Limpet Hammers - 2.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay House Gardens - 3.8 miles (Garden)
Nearest Accommodation to Garvard Standing Stone:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Garvard Standing Stone. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Bowmore (Isle of Islay)
Tourist Information Centre
Isle of Islay
Argyll and Bute
Tel: 01496 810 254