Clava Cairns, Scottish Highlands

Clava Cairns is located in Scottish Highlands. To visit Clava Cairns on your trip to Culloden Moor, use our Culloden Moor planning website .
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  • It was a long way to the finish. No transport or bus connection. Dangerous to run on very narrow way enough for only one car. Without walking.
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  • If you are visiting the battlefield anyway, it's worth the five minutes drive to the Clava Cairns, especially if you are an Outlander fan, as these are reminiscent of Craigh na Dun). The Cairns are a ...  more »
  • It is a curious place. It is worth going early, when there is no one and all is silent. It is a quick tour of no more than 30 - 45 minutes.
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  • Lovely quiet place. Interesting history with plenty of signs explaining everything. There is another ruins a short walk away and a sign that indicates there are highland cows in a pasture 1/4 mile away. We didn't check the cows, but did walk to the second ruins and they were quite small and indistinct.
  • Amazingly preserved piece of prehistory. Actually think it's more poignant and beautiful than its more famous neighbour, Culloden moor! You can easily do both in the same day, this one is free! It's unmanned and has tables for picnics. Beautiful place.
  • Mysterious.. intriguing... if your heading to Culloden battlefield it's a worthy detour
  • Lovely peaceful site, well worth a visit. It doesn't take long to walk round the burial site so doing it in conjunction with Culloden moor nearby would make the trip a bit longer if you are coming from a far distance
  • It’s just a bunch of rock mounds. I guess that’s cool in a these-things-have-been-here-for-ages kind of way, but there’s nothing that necessitates a visit. The walk to the abbey remains, which turned out to be a single stone tower, was also kind of lame. This place wasn’t awful. I just kind of wished there was more to help me form some sort of emotional connection with it.
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