Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) Standing Stone
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Clach A'Pheanais is about 4 feet high, tapered toward the top, and slopes from one side to the other. It is aligned roughly east and west.
It is quite likely that Clach A'Pheanais is not a standing stone at all, but rather a stone erected specifically in relation to St Catherine's Chapel. The chapel, known popularly by the Gaelic Cill Chatriona, is the partial remains of a building of indeterminate age, possibly founded by monks from Iona.
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About Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) Standing Stone
Address: Balnahard, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Follow the track past Balnahard Farm towards Balnahard Bay. The stone is 1/2 mile northwest of the farm, beside the ruined Chapel of St Catherine just by a livestock pen to the left of the path.
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Nearest Accommodation to Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) Standing Stone:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) 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.