Caisteal a' Mhorair

New Tolsta, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NN

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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This is an impregnable 23m high finger of rock rising from the sands at the south end of Traigh Ghearadha, North Tolsta. Its narrow plateau is completely covered by structures about 8m wide. It can be viewed safely from the adjacent cliffs.

One of the structures may have been a small tower, whilst another is of a size big enough to have been a small hall or enclosed courtyard. It was at least semi-permanently occupied, with fireplaces and debris such as pottery, bones and pounding stones.

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