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Beinn na Cailleach



Beinn na Caillich

NG 6018 2337 On the summit of Beinn na Caillich, the conspicuous hill rising to a height of 2403' about 2 1/2 miles west of Broadford, is a cairn of stones measuring some 50' in diameter. The body of the cairn measures 8' in height, but seems to have been originally higher, as the top is surmounted by a cone of stones rising another 6' in height, doubtless of late construction. Although local tradition says that it was erected over the grave of a Norwegian Princess, without excavation it is impossible to say if it is a prehistoric monument. Hill top cairns of large dimensions and at considerable altitudes are found in many parts of Scotland.
RCAHMS 1928.

A cairn as described by RCAHMS.
Visited by OS (A C) 27 June 1961.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
10th January 2013ce
Edited 10th June 2018ce

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