Recently I watched Outlander on Amazon Prime and it left me wanting to visit some of the beautiful locations used in the series. Like a lot of viewers it also left me wondering if there were actually any standing stones near Inverness. Fortunately my parents had started watching Outlander too and were one step ahead of me. They had found Clava Cairns near Culloden Battlefield just outside Inverness so last weekend my Dad took John and I to have a look.
The Clava Cairns are a series of well-preserved Bronze Age circular tomb cairns. Built around 4,000 years ago the complex is set in a small wood and features a series of graves, cairns and standing stones.
Known as the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava the ring cairns have a central chamber. Two of the cairns have entrance passages while one is completely enclosed and each is surrounded by a ring of standing stones.
The cairns and standing stones are pretty impressive and I couldn’t resist the urge to get an Outlander themed photo..