Machrie

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Machrie
Scottish Gaelic: Am Machaire
Standing stones at Machrie Moor, Scotland -16Feb2011.jpg
One of the standing stones on the moor
Machrie is located in North Ayrshire
Machrie
Machrie
 Machrie shown within North Ayrshire
OS grid reference NR891345
Civil parish Kilmory
Council area North Ayrshire
Lieutenancy area Ayrshire and Arran
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLE OF ARRAN
Postcode district KA27
Dialling code 01770
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament North Ayrshire and Arran
Scottish Parliament Cunninghame North
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°33′32″N 5°20′38″W / 55.559°N 5.344°W / 55.559; -5.344

Machrie (Scottish Gaelic: Am Machaire) is a village on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Machrie Bay can be found on the West Coast. The village is within the parish of Kilmory.[1]

It is most well known for its Standing Stones that are a local tourist attraction, along with the King's Cave which was believed to have been used by Robert the Bruce.

Machrie Moor[edit]

Machrie Moor is the site of a number of neolithic structures dating back up to 4500 years ago. These include the six Machrie Moor Stone Circles, and Moss Farm Road Stone Circle. The standing stones were dated back to approximately 2500 years ago but excavations in the 1980s uncovered elaborate timber structures and stone circles which dated back even further in history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Machrie". Scottish Places. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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