Saints and Stones: Temple Wood

The Temple Wood site contains two stone circles. The southern circle is the oldest and has been dated to as early as 3500 B.C.

The southern circle, 40 feet in diameter, contains 13 of the 22 original stones. A burial cist is prominent in its center, and it is surrounded by a circle of stones some 10 feet in diameter.

The northern circle is smaller. A single stone is in its center; while another stone is found on the edge of the circle.

About Temple Wood

Megalithic Portal: Temple Wood (Templewood, Moon Wood)
Stone Pages: Temple Wood
Ancient Scotland: Temple Wood
Undiscovered Scotland: KIlmartin Glen
Wikipedia: Temple Wood (Half Moon Wood)
Wikipedia: Stone Circle

Journey to Temple Wood

The Temple Wood Stone Circles are located off the A816 in the valley south of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. For the two stone circles, go one mile south of Kilmartin to the Lady Glassary parking lot and cross the B8025.

Ordnance Survey Map (NR826978)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Historic Scotland and the Kilmartin House Museum websites. General tourist information for the mid-Argyll area may be found on the Argyll & The Isles website.

Additional Photos of Temple Wood

Directional Sign for Temple Wood
Descriptive Sign for Temple Wood
Temple Wood South
Temple Wood South
Temple Wood South's Stones and Cist
Temple Wood South's Burial Cist
Ring Mark on Temple Wood South Stone
Temple Wood North
Temple Wood North

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