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Auchagallon Stone Circle
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Auchagallon Stone Circle
Auchagallon Stone Circle is located in North Ayrshire
Auchagallon Stone Circle
Location in North Ayrshire
Location Isle of Arran
Coordinates 55°33′35″N 5°20′34″W / 55.559789°N 5.342810°W / 55.559789; -5.342810
Type Kerbed burial cairn
Periods Neolithic / Bronze Age
Site notes
Ownership Historic Scotland
Public access Yes

Auchagallon Stone Circle or Auchengallon cairn is the remains of a Neolithic or Bronze Age burial cairn, surrounded by a circle of fifteen stones. It is located near Machrie on the Isle of Arran in Scotland .


The cairn and stone circle is situated on a slight ledge of a west-facing slope, overlooking Machrie Bay. The circle comprises fifteen blocks varying in height from 0.5 metres to 2.3 metres. The stones are of red sandstone, except two which are a pale grey granite. The circle has a maximum diameter of 14.5 metres.

In the centre is a large stone cairn. Antiquarians digging here in the 19th century found a burial cist in the centre, although there are no records of any other remains. Although the monument is now called a stone circle, it was probably built as a kerbed cairn.

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