Located close to the Culloden Battlefield, the Clava Cairns lie in a picturesque setting surrounded by woodlands and close to the River Nairn. A series of 15 similar stone piles are also dotted around the Nairn valley. The Cairns, thought to be closely linked to other prehistoric stone circles found in the British Isles, might also have been burial sites, with a number of bones found when the Cairns were first excavated back in 1828. But while archeologists continue to theorize the origins of the intriguing site, the historic relevance of the standing stones remain steeped in mystery.
Tours & Tickets
Day trip from Edinburgh to Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre. Then walk around Clava Cairns (4000 year old Standing Stones and Burial Cairns). Driving ... Read more
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)