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Cairnholy 2 - Galloway, Scotland
Chambered Cairn
National Grid Reference: NX 518 540

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How To Get There

From Newton Stewart follow the A75 south and east along the coast. Keep following the road for about 10.5 miles. You will pass Creetown and Carsluith before seeing a sign to Cairnholy, indicating a left turn. Follow the track until you reach a small parking area close to Cairnholy 1. I would suggest you visit Cairnholy 1 before continuing further up the track for about 200 metres to see Cairnholy 2.

Cairnholy 2

Not as instantly recognisable as Cairnholy 1, just a few metres away down the hill, Cairnholy 2 is just as deserving of the visit.

Only one of the large portal stones survives, but unlike it's larger neighbour, here the capstone of the inner burial chamber is in place. The entrance is aligned roughly to the NE.

Cairnholy 2

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Cairnholy 1

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