Gramsdale Standing Stones
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The field is boggy in places and good footwear is a must - but this is the Western Isles so you already have good waterproof footwear, right? The Gramsdale circle is composed of at least ten small stones, many fallen, and one larger stone about five feet high.
The total diameter of the circle is about 100 feet, and there is an outlying stone slab to the east of the circle. The location is a bit odd, as many circles are located on a sloping hill, but the Gramsdale circle is on almost totally flat ground.
The most impressive find at Gramsdale was a carved Pictish stone, one of only three such Pictish stones to be unearthed in the Hebrides. The Gramsdale stone was ornately carved, suggesting that it belonged to an individual or family of high social standing. The stone is now at an Edinburgh museum.
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About Gramsdale Standing Stones
Address: A865, Gramsdale, Benbecula, Western Isles, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site - Standing Stones
Location: In a farm field immediately before the causeway to Grimsay, at the northern tip of Benbecula, off the A865
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Gramsdale Standing Stones. '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.