Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The circle is composed of at least 48 stones, only one of which is really prominent, and many of which have fallen. The circle is set upon a man-made terrace, made by cutting into the slope of Ben Langass on one side and building up the slope on the other to create a fairly level platform. The circle is actually an oval shape, about 37 metres by 30 metres, with the longer side running east to west.
The most prominent stone stands at the south-east and is over two metres high. An even larger fallen stone lies outside the circle. No excavations have taken place at Pobull Fhinn, and we do not know why it was built or by whom. However, the location makes this a must-see site.
You can easily combine a visit to Pobull Fhinn with Barpa Langass passage grave on the opposite slope of Ben Langass.
Pobull Phinn is accessed off the A867 about seven miles south of Lochmaddy. Take the road to the Langass Lodge hotel and park in the lot just before the hotel. There is an information sign and details about the site beside the parking area. This sign also shows the location of Barpa Langass. Go through the hotel gate at the bottom of the parking area, along the path, through another gate, and follow the trail to the circle, overlooking the loch.
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About Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle
Address: Langais, Clachan, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the A867 at the Langass Lodge
Website: Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle
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 Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Pobull Fhinn 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.