Achavanich Standing Stones and Burial Mound

A Heritage Site in Caithness

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Thirty-six sandstone slabs remain in place, although there may have been 54 originally.
The flat faces of the slabs follow the line of the setting. Their average height is between 1.2m and 1.5m, with the tallest 2m high. The setting is about 68.5m long and 30.5m wide and it is open to the south-south-east.
This kind of megalithic site, quite unusual in Britain, could date from the Bronze Age.
To the south-east there are the remains of an earlier Neolithic chambered cairn.

Achavanich Standing Stones and Burial Mound

near Latheron
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The Private House Stay's Guide


Caithness in the far North of Scotland is certainly full of wonders. The drive North on the A9 takes in some breathtaking scenery into a land littered with ancient archaeological remains and wide open spaces. You get more time to appreciate the things to see around you if you come to stay here a while and visit the local landmarks and attractions such as the Whailgoe Steps. Its peaceful and beautiful and you get frequent exposure to the Orcas and puffins of the coast in their thousands as well as views of the stunning Northern Lights