Machrie Moor is the site of a prehistoric ritual landscape dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages and includes several stone circles and chambered cairns.
Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1 is comprised of 11 stones, six granite boulders and five sandstone slabs, set alternatively to form a circle. There appears to have been a sixth slab in the past also. The six granite boulders are all roughly the same size, measuring about 6ftx4ftx2ft. Two of the six granite boulders are in their original positions, as are the five slabs. The other four granite blocks have fallen.
In 1978, it was revealed that the stone circle was preceded by a timber phase with two concentric settings of posts, the innermost was horseshoe-shaped. No cist was found within the circle.
About Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Megalithic Portal: Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Journey to Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1 is located at the end of a 1-1/2 mile track that is off of the A841 (some 200 yards south of the bridge where the main road crosses the Machrie Water) and three miles north of Blackwaterfoot in the western part of the Isle of Arran in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
Stone Pages: Machrie Moor 1
Canmore: Machrie Moor 1
Undiscovered Scotland: Machrie Moor Stone Circles
Modern Antiquarian: Machrie Moor Stone Circles
Wikipedia: Stone Circle
Ordnance Survey Map (NR9119832393)
Visitors information for Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1 may be found at the Historic Scotland website. General tourist information may also be found at the Visit Arran website.
Additional Photos of Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Road Sign for the Machrie Moor Stone Circles
Beginning of the Path to the Machrie Moor Stone Circles
Approaching Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Northern Portion of Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1
Southern Portion of Machrie Moor Stone Circle 1