Machrie Moor 2
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran OS Map
Stone Circle Canmore

Machrie Moor, on the west side of Arran, is soaked through with archaeology going back 5,500 years.

A very obvious feature of the moor is the group of six stone circles set very close together.

Circle 2 was a ring of seven or eight stones, although only three now remain standing. The tallest is around 5.5 metres (18 feet) tall. One of the fallen stones was reused in the 1700s to make two millstones, although they were never removed to a mill and the incomplete millstones remain in situ. Two cists were found within the circle, one containing human bones and the other containing cremation remains.

See also: Machrie Moor 1, Machrie Moor 3, Machrie Moor 4, Machrie Moor 5, Moss Farm Road Cairn

Images ©2014 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Machrie Moor 1 Stone Circle
0km Machrie Moor 3 Stone Circle
0km Machrie Moor 4 Stone Circle
0km Machrie Moor 5 Stone Circle
0km Moss Farm Road Cairn Kerb Cairn
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)