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5 Historical Sites on the Galson Estate

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Delve into the historic past of our area. Prehistoric standing stones, fighting clans, inspiring Christian history, mystery and myth are all to be found here on the Galson Estate.

1. Steinacleit

Although no one knows for sure, it is likely that these prehistoric ruins are the remains of activity dating from the Neolithic to the Iron Age periods (2500BC to 500AD). What may have been a Neolithic chambered cairn seems to have been made into a house in the Iron Age, with a large walled enclosure attached where sheep or cattle would have been kept. The ancient archaeological site overlooks Loch an Dùin which has an Iron Age man-made island in the middle, joined to the shore by a stone-built causeway.

From the parking area at Loch an Dùin, there is a short but boggy walk up hill to Steinacleit, where there are magical views across the Galson Estate and the Atlantic Ocean.