History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
On the foot of the cross shaft is an armed horseman who may be meant to represent the MacLean chief who paid for the cross to be carved around the year 1500.
The Maclean Cross is superbly preserved; in fact it is hard to think of another cross so well-preserved in Argyll, especially considering that it still stands exposed the elements.
About Maclean's Cross
Address: Iona, Iona, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site - Carved Stone
Location: On Iona island, reached by foot passenger ferry from Fionnphort on Mull.
Website: Maclean's Cross
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Nearest Accommodation to Maclean's Cross:
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