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Overview

Hike to the peaceful surrounds of this remote 5,000-year-old burial cairn.

Carn Ban is remarkably complete Neolithic ‘Clyde’-type chambered cairn – a type of long cairn unique to south-west Scotland.

There are a number of chambered burial cairns on Arran. Most were dug into by antiquarians and others seeking grave goods during the 1800s and 1900s. Carn Ban is the only one that remains largely undisturbed, having been excavated just once in the late 1900s.

Carn Ban is a peaceful and quiet spot, well worth the four-mile hike from the road.

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Carn Ban is open year-round.

The cairn is in a Level 3 COVID protection area and local visitors are welcome.

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