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CLAVA CAIRNS

CLAVA CAIRNS
CLAVA CAIRNS

There are actually two parts to the Clava Cairns prehistoric complex. At Balnuaran are three well-preserved burial chambers, two with entrance passages, each one surrounded by standing stones. The cairns are of a type found in the Moray/Inverness region. They were built c2000BC, almost certainly for high standing individuals, and appear to align with the midwinter sunset. The cemetery was reused about 1,000 years after it was built. At Milton of Clava, down the road, is the remains of a medieval chapel, the site of another cairn and, possibly, standing stones.

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Location/Address: Nr Culloden
County: Highland
Post Code: IV2 5EU
Main Historic Period: Prehistory
Link to featured article: Clava Cairns
Useful Website Address: Information from Historic Scotland
Tip/Nearby: Culloden Battlefield, Fort George
Primary Management: Historic Scotland
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