Visit to Mayburgh Henge

Visit to Mayburgh Henge So, shortly after leaving Penrith we headed to Mayburgh Neolithic Henge before heading to our next overnight stop on Oban. Mayburgh Henge is located 2.4 miles South of Penrith, and 400 meters from King Arthur's Henge. There has been no systematic excavations at Mayburgh Henge, which makes it hard to date … Continue reading Visit to Mayburgh Henge

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Visit to Penrith Castle

First Stop - Penrith Castle So the first stop on the way up to the Isle of Lewis was Penrith. The only thing that was open late enough/early enough during our brief stop off overnight was Penrith castle. Which is not a complaint, it is a beautiful castle ruin, and it plays and important part … Continue reading Visit to Penrith Castle

Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day :(

Day 9 A must for any archaeology journey is a visit to a brewery or distillery! This is a relatively new distillery, founded in 2008, we visited just before the bottling of their 10 year old batch. The distillery is also located close to the area where the Lewis Chessmen were discovered (Lookout for a … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 9 – Abhainn Dearg The Red River Distillery, and Day 10 General sightseeing and last full day 😦

Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch

Wow! Day 8 was a busy day... Not sure how we managed to fit so much in. A day spent visiting Lews Castle, a recreation of a Norse mill and Kiln, The Black House Village and Dun Carloway Broch. The Norse mill and kiln was not an intended visit, but a happy discovery. Lews Castle … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 8 – Lews Castle, A Norse Mill, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and Dun Carloway Broch

Blog Diary Day 7 – Stornoway

Due to a very wet day, and to take a break from driving, today we decided on a day exploring Stornoway and to do some shopping. We also took this opportunity to check the tourist information center for other things to do. I got myself some new tweed and an awesome new book, that will … Continue reading Blog Diary Day 7 – Stornoway

Bosta Iron Age House

A visit to the Bosta Iron Age House In a small little bay on Great Bernera is a little gem. A recreation of an Iron Age House. The recreation is based on excavations of an Iron Age Village discovered in 1993 due to strong winds eroding the sand dunes.  Due to the erosion, the site … Continue reading Bosta Iron Age House

Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 6 - Archaeology Day! Today was a good day! Got to visit a site I have been wanting to visit for a long time. The Calanais Stones. An added bonus was also visiting the reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta on Great Bernera. I will cover a little bit more about these on separate … Continue reading Day 6 – Bosta Iron Age House and Calanais Stones

Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)

Day 3 was another early start, travelling from Oban to Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. Wow what a journey! A mixture of costal and Highland roads with some spectacular scenery. With a slightly more drizzly start. And we finally made it to Skye. After finding our hotel for the night, we decided to head … Continue reading Day 3 Oban to Kyleakin (Isle of Skye)