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About Machrie

Machrie is on the west end of the string road; built across the centre of Arran in 1817 by Thomas Telford.

Machrie golf course is beside the sea with fantastic views over the Kilbrannan Sound towards the Kintyre Peninsula. The 9 hole Course is ideal for golfers of all abilities & welcomes everybody, especially families. It is fairly flat, and has improved vastly in recent years. A beautiful location running alongside Machrie Beach with sea and mountain views.

Amenities Include; Famous 9 hole golf course and white beach, Views to Kintyre with beautiful sunsets, Home to Machrie Moor Standing stones.

Cottages Near Machrie

From £450

2 Harbour View, Blackwaterfoot

2 Harbour View, Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8EZ, United Kingdom

Terraced Cottage

3 months ago

From £450

Terraced Cottage

3 months ago

From £800

20 Kinloch Court

20 Kinloch Court, Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8ET, United Kingdom

Beds: 4Baths: 3

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1 year ago

From £800

Beds: 4Baths: 3

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1 year ago

From £400
Bailemargaidh Cottage

Bailemargaidh Cottage

Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8EX, United Kingdom

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1 year ago

From £400

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1 year ago

From £695

Carraigbeg , Blackwaterfoot

Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8ET, United Kingdom

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1 year ago

From £695

House

1 year ago

From £570

Drumadoon Cottage South, Blackwaterfoot

Drumadoon Cottage, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran KA27 8HA

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1 year ago

From £570

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1 year ago

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Garden Cottage, Bellevue Farm Cottages

Bellevue Farm Cottages Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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Parkview, Torbeg, Blackwaterfoot

Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8ET, United Kingdom

Bungalow

10 months ago

From £450

Bungalow

10 months ago

From £440

Sandbrae, Blackwaterfoot

Sandbrae, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom

Bungalow

2 months ago

From £440

Bungalow

2 months ago

From £500

Tanker Cottage, Bellevue Farm Cottages

Bellevue Farm Cottages ,Isle of Arran, Scotland, KA27 8EX, United Kingdom

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1 month ago

From £500

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1 month ago

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Tofts Knowe, Blackwaterfoot

Tofts Knowe, Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire, Scotland, KA27 8ET, United Kingdom

Bungalow

1 year ago

From £600

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1 year ago

Things To Do In Machrie

Machrie Standing Stones

Machrie Moor Standing Stones

Six stone circles are visible on the moor immediately east of the derelict Moss Farm. Some circles are formed of granite boulders, while others are built of tall red sandstone pillars. The moor is covered with other prehistoric remains, including standing stones, burial cairns and cists. Several hut circles can also be seen as low rings of turf-covered stone.

The six stone circles are situated below a prominent notch on the skyline to the northeast where Machrie Glen divides into two steep-sided valleys. At the summer solstice the notch is intersected by the sun at sunrise, and this may explain why the circles were sited in this location.

The stone circles were recorded in 1861 by James Bryce, and numbered 1 to 5. Five other monuments in the area were numbered 6 to 10, and when subsequently a further stone circle was discovered almost completely submerged in peat in 1978, it was numbered Machrie Moor 11. Around 1 kilometer to the west is the remains of the Moss Farm Road Stone Circle, (Machrie Moor 10).

The stones date from the Bronze Age and can be found on Machrie Moor. The most distinguishable of the circles consists of three upright red sandstone pillars, the tallest of which is just over 18 feet high. Many of the other stones within the circle have fallen and two of the granite boulders within the circle have been carved into millstones still in situ. The other tall pillar closer to the abandoned farmstead, looks like a solitary standing stone but is part of a larger circle, the stones of which have been removed or lie buried. The second most interesting circle is a double ring of squat granite boulders called Fingal’s Cauldron Seat. The outer circle is egg shaped but the inner ring of eight stones forms an almost perfect circle. When this circle was excavated a ruined cist was found but it did not contain any traces of burial.

Machrie Map

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