View of the village from the main road
|Achmore shown within the Outer Hebrides|
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Achmore (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Acha Mòr) is a village in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, on the island of Lewis. Achmore is within the parish of Lochs, and is situated on the A858. The village is the only one on Lewis which does not lie on the coast.
The remains of a fallen ancient stone circle lie close to the village. It was located to link rare risings and settings of the moon and the sun with a hill range looking like a sleeping (and, only from the Achmore stone circle, pregnant) woman, called "Sleeping Beauty". The circle was discovered in 1981 and measures 41 metres across. The circle was built around 3000 BC and probably consisted of 22 slabs up to two metres tall, two of which remain standing.
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