Auchagallon Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Bronze Age circle or kerb cairn?
Auchagallon consists of 15 upright stones surrounding a mound. All but two of the stones are red sandstone, but the other pair are grey granite. It is a mystery why the two stones are of a different material; one obvious suggestion is that these stones were somehow special or signified something important.
The most likely date for the circle is the Bronze Age, between 2000 and 1200 BC. If this date is accurate it is likely that the cist contained a body in a crouched position, with pottery vessels and flint tools beside the body.
About Auchagallon Stone Circle
Address: Machrie, Arran, Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just off the A841. Easy access on foot, just north of the golf course at the junction of the A841 and the minor road towards Brodick.
Website: Auchagallon Stone Circle
OS: NR893 346
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Nearest Accommodation to Auchagallon Stone Circle:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Auchagallon Stone Circle. '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.