History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Giant's Grave(s) cairn is on a north-south axis, and over 90 feet long. The forecourt area is quite large at over 40 feet and 20 feet deep, and at the end of the forecourt 'horns' are marked with standing stones. The inner chamber is over 20 feet long and 3-5 feet wide.
Excavations within the chamber revealed pottery, flint knives, arrowheads, and burnt bone residue. The south chamber is much smaller, under 8 feet long.
It is a bit of a stiff climb up to the cairns. There are well over 250 steps cut into the hillside, and the going will make you huff and puff a bit. However, the woodland is wonderful, and the cairns seem to be a million miles from anywhere.
About Giants' Graves
Address: Glenashdale, Whiting Bay, Ayrshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Take the trail signposted to Glenashdale Falls from the parking area at Ashdale Bridge, on the southern edge of Whiting Bay. The trail to the cairns forks left after 500 metres.
Giants' Graves Photos
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
Carn Ban - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Torrylin Cairn - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Torr a'Chaisteal Fort - 7.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Arran Heritage Museum - 7.7 miles (Museum)
Brodick Castle - 8.3 miles (Historic House)
Kilpatrick Dun - 8.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Machrie Moor Stone Circles - 9.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Moss Farm Road Stone Circles - 10.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Giants' Graves:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Giants' Graves. '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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