Upper Dounreay


A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row known from the 1872 Ordnance Survey Name Book and an account by G. Gunn which describes 60 stones aligned north to south at this location. The row stood in an area where broadly contemporary cairns, a chambered cairn and standing stone still survive.


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 00700 66000
Lat 58.57074489   Long -3.708972299

Map showing the location of Upper Dounreay stone row.


Type: Not known Length: ?m
No. of stones: 60 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 0° Altitude: 58m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns, chambered cairn and standing stone
Notes: Destroyed

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 222.


VISITED:- Not visited

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 27th March 2018

%d bloggers like this: