Skip to content
Historic Scotland
Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

History

MacLean’s Cross is a free-standing stone construction dating to the late 1400s.

Carved from a single slab more than 3m high, the disc-headed cross is carved on both sides. Decorations include:

  • tightly packed plait-work and foliage
  • two animals on the east side, facing the road
  • a crucifixion scene on the west side
  • an armed horseman on the foot of the shaft – possibly a depiction of the MacLean chief who commissioned the cross

The carvings resemble the West Highland graveslabs on display at the Abbey Cloister and Museum at Iona Abbey, and in the MacMillan Cross at Kilmory Knap Chapel, by Loch Sween.

Download our visitor app

Discover more on the go – the Historic Scotland app lets you find out about Scotland’s most iconic places wherever you are.

Save with an Explorer Pass

Get free entry to Scotland’s top visitor attractions with an Explorer Pass valid for 3 days or 7 days.

Become a member

Join Historic Scotland to visit our properties free of charge for a full year and support our work at the same time.

Hire a site for filming

Use one of our fantastic locations on your next shoot for an awe-inspiring backdrop to your work.

View learning activities

Our 300+ historic places serve as creative inspiration for all sorts of learning activities – and for learners of all ages.

Search our events

See the past brought to life by the imaginative year-round programme of events at our properties.