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7 of Scotland’s Most Enchanting Standing Stones

These ancient monuments have captivated the imagination for thousands of years.

Throughout Scotland, strange clusters of stones spike up from the earth. Unlike England’s Stonehenge, you can walk right up to these megalithic marvels and stand in their shadows. Built thousands of years ago, their purpose and significance remain lost to time, transforming the stones into monuments to mystery. They may not transport you to 18th-century Scotland like the fictional Craigh na Dun in the Outlander series, but these seven sites still maintain their magic, making it easy to imagine you’ve slipped into the distant past.