Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The site was excavated in 1881, and it is thought that a sword or small dagger was found. The circle may, in fact, be a curbed cairn, now filled in with earth.
The name Buaile Riabhach is something of a misnomer; that name applies to the fields where the stone circle is found, and the stone circle itself has no known local name.
It's rather hard to know how to describe Buaile Riabhach. Is it a stone circle, a cairn with the addition of standing stones, or a standing stone? Or maybe a bit of each? The location is wonderful, though, with views south to Scalasaig.
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About Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle
Address: Scalasaig, Argyll and Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: From Scalasaig Farm take the old road that leads to Kiloran (just past the Colonsay Hotel). After a few hundred metres you will see the stone circle clearly on your right.
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Scalasaig Standing Stones - 0.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fingal's Limpet Hammers - 1.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay House Gardens - 1.5 miles (Garden)
Tobar Oran Sculptured Stone - 1.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Isle of Colonsay - 1.6 miles (Island)
Garvard Standing Stone - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
The Strand - 2.4 miles (Countryside)
Hangman's Rock - 2.5 miles (Countryside)
Nearest Accommodation to Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Buaile Riabhach 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.