Huly Hill

Edinburgh, Midlothian
Stone Circle; Burial Cairn
Also known as Heely Hill; Newbridge

Not the most scenic location for an ancient monument at a junction of the M8 and M9 motorways and assorted trunk roads and under the flight path from Edinburgh Airport not far from the end of the runway. Also regularly graffitied and occasionally damaged by cars of joyriders. So it's surprising that I found the site to have a nice ambiance. Watch out for the dog poo, though!

The main feature is a 30 metre (100 foot) diameter earthen burial mound, surrounded by a modern retaining wall. At its highest it is around 3 metres (10 feet). The mound was excavated in 1830 and a dagger or spearhead was found along with some cremated bones.

Around the mound are three standing stones; two are around 2 metres (6 feet) tall, and the third is probably broken and stands 1.2m (4 feet) tall.


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Nearby Sites:

Linlithgow Palace

Palace.

13km away.

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Ballencrief

Standing Stone; Boundary Marker.

13km away.

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