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 little quiet spot with Bronze Age graves. Nothing gory, just beautiful mounds of stones that look like a wonderful final resting place. Some have entrances to them and you can walk into them, they look like they are meant for a couple of people at most. There are about 4 at this location. It's open all times and weathers since it's outdoor and it's free. If you're in the area you should swing by.
  • "The best things come in little packages". Thought provoking and educational. Nice historic viaduct just outside. Now off to the pub.
  • Clava Cairns is near our base. It is a collection of stone burial mounds. Most people visit the site as an add on to the nearby Culloden Battlefield where there are toilets and a cafe!! Parking is limited so avoid busy sunny days as often coach parties visit and block up the site. On an early morning or late evening it's a lovely spot, very magical. It's not a bad 30min walk down from the battlefield if you fancy stretching your legs.
  • This is an amazing place! 4000 years and it seems like they could have only been there a few short years. Never seen so many standing stones in such a small area!
  • Very interesting place. I do not have much to say about it. I definitively recommend to stop by if you are around and like history.
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