Dursainean Chambered Cairn

Garrabost, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0PN

Type:Monuments & Ruins

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This cairn occupies a conspicuous position on a low hill overlooking Garrabost. Much of the cairn material has been lost, and it is grassed over, but it clearly was almost square in plan, measuring some 19 metres across. It appears to have had a slightly concave stone facade creating a forecourt on its south-eastern side. The passage way, equally, faces south-east, towards the midwinter sunrise which can be seen rising dramatically from the hills of mainland Scotland across the wide expanse of the Minch.

It is one of the focal points on a waymarked circular walk, 2.2 km long, from Garrabost, which also features Clach Ghlas (the Grey Stone), on the banks of the small stream of Allt na Muilne.

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