North Ayrshire's Heritage

 

Places of interest in North Ayrshire - Pre-Historic

 

Margaret's Law, Chambered Cairn, Largs

This Neolithic site once had three chambers and was covered by a large mound. Only the inner chamber survives but it is still an impressive monument.

Location Behind Douglas Park, off the A78 Irvine Road

Public transport First ScotRail service from Glasgow Central to Largs, Stagecoach Bus Service 585 (Ayr to Greenock Route)

Map Reference NS 2094 5858

Access On farmland

 

The Druid's Graves, Cuff Hill, Beith

A Neolithic chambered cairn robbed many years ago. Three chambers still survive up here on the very edge of North Ayrshire.

Location Threepwood Road, Beith – off the A737

Public transport None

Map Reference NS 3859 5509

Access On farmland

 

Cup and Ring Marked Rock, Blackshaw Hill, West Kilbride

Large marked rock sticking out of the hill side. The markings date from the Neolithic period. What their significance is is unknown.

Location Blackshaw Hill, Arrab

Public transport First ScotRail service from Glasgow Central to Largs, Stagecoach Bus Service 585 (Ayr to Greenock Route) Walk up to Law Castle then head south to Blackshaw Hill.

Map Reference NS 2310 4834

Access On farmland

 

Machrie Moor Stone Circle, Arran

Arran is hoaching with pre-historic sites but the most impressive is the stone circles of Machrie Moor. Dating evidence suggests construction and renewal at the site from 3000BC to 1500BC.

Location Machrie Moor, Arran

Public transport Stagecoach Bus Service 324 - Brodick - Lochranza + Blackwaterfoot

Map reference NR 9120 3239

Access On farmland

 

 

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