History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The cairn originally had a forecourt area defined by tall stones, leading to an inner rectangular chamber divided into four similar compartments. Excavations revealed the remains of 6 adults, a child, and an infant burial. Fragments of flint tools and bits of pottery were also discovered within the chambers.
The remains are rather scanty, but it is a lovely walk to the cairn and the location is fabulous.
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About Torrylin Cairn
Address: Lagg, Arran, Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: South east of Lagg, on the southern tip of Arran, on the A841
Website: Torrylin Cairn
Torrylin Cairn Photos
OS: NR955 210
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Kilpatrick Dun - 4.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Giants' Graves - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Machrie Moor Stone Circles - 7.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Moss Farm Road Stone Circles - 8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Auchagallon Stone Circle - 9.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Arran Heritage Museum - 10.3 miles (Museum)
Nearest Accommodation to Torrylin Cairn:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Torrylin Cairn. '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.
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