Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Wander around this curious prehistoric enclosure that lay buried under a metre of peat for thousands of years.

Steinacleit lay hidden, until crofters clearing peat in the 1920s uncovered a large circular structure and an oval walled enclosure.

Steinacleit was originally thought to be a Neolithic stone circle and chambered cairn, though comparisons with similar structures show it may actually be a prehistoric farmstead, with house and yard.