Clach an Truiseil Standing Stone

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In the village of Ballantrushal and standing tall at 5.8 metres is the Clach an Truiseil standing stone. Clach an Truiseil is one of the tallest standing stones in Scotland.

Clach an Truiseil was possibly once part of a larger stone circle and avenue, dating to the Neolithic period, 4,500 years ago. If you explore the drystone wall adjacent to the stone, you will find other massive stones which may also have been part of the circle. There are several local legends surrounding the stone. One suggests that it marks the site of a great battle between the MacAulays and the Morrisons, whilst another indicates that it was a sea-marker in pre-historic times.

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Isle of Lewis HS2 0RG, UK

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