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Nether Largie North

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Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (11km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NR832985 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 7' 47.28" N
Longitude:   5° 29' 20.43" W


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Visited 24.7.15

For some reason I didn't get to see this fantastic site on my last visit to Kilmartin. Something I intended to put right on this visits.

And it certainly was worth the wait. Wow. What a great place - one of the best of the many excellent sites in Kilmartin Glen.

I heaved the metal hatch open and climbed down into the chamber. The cup marked cist cover is a sight to behold and the intact cist is a joy. This is a place to sit and ponder.

Which I did until my 'phone went with Karen insisting I get to the B+B immediately as the children were playing up (a common theme on this holiday) and she was pulling her hair out.
Time to go - prompt!

This is one of the many 'must see' KIlmartin sites.
Posted by CARL
6th August 2015ce

A great example of a modern reconstruction of a site, done well. The main feature, the slab cover, is fantastic and once sat down in front of it, studying it's decorated surface, was a real bind to leave. Opening the wooden door and descending into the cairn is quite an experience, too! IronMan Posted by IronMan
25th October 2002ce
Edited 3rd December 2002ce

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The Stone Tapes


Video (quite dark at times) of a visit to Nether Largie North, showing the sliding door on the roof and some detail of the stone lid inside the humid chamber.
Posted by missinghen
15th September 2009ce

Megalithic Walks


Posted by winterjc
11th June 2002ce