Beacharr Standing Stone, Kintyre
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The tallest standing stone in Kintyre
The stone is about 1.4m wide at the base and 0.8m thick. The top is very irregular, with a series of steps from south to north, but it isn't obvious whether the odd shape is natural or worked by hand.
Writing in 1762 the minister described the Beacharr stone as 'a curious monument of the knowledge which our forebears must have had of the mechanical powers', which in modern language translates loosely as ,'how on earth did they manage to erect this large stone!'
About Beacharr Standing Stone
Address: A83, Killean, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA29 6XF
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the A83 south of Killean. The stone is on top of a steep hill, overlooking Beacharr Farm. Open site, but a steep climb up the hill from the main road. Nearest postcode is PA29 6XF
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Carradale Network Heritage Centre - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Clachan Church Grave Slabs - 9 miles (Historic Church)
Saddell Abbey - 9.1 miles (Abbey)
Kildonan Dun, Kintyre - 11.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Kilberry Sculptured Stones - 13 miles (Museum)
Auchagallon Stone Circle - 13.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Campbeltown Cross - 14.3 miles (Historic Building)
Moss Farm Road Stone Circles - 14.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Beacharr Standing Stone:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Beacharr 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.