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Ballafayle Cairn

History

Remains of a neolithic burial site 2000 - 1500 BC. Wedge shaped cairn containing many stones fused by heat, bounded by dry stone walling on one side. Cremated burials found in the carin. Concave bank with standing stones on this side (where sign is located) of cairn borders a paved fore court. Excavated 1928.

Location

Near Ramsey in the north of the Island.
Map Ref: SC 476 902

By Vehicle:
From Ramsey take the A2 and then the B19 to Ballajora. At the crossroads of the A15 turn right along a narrow road. This will lead to the site.

By Bus:
Take route 16 from Ramsey to Ballajora and locate the narrow road at the crossroads of the A15. Walk along it till you pass the site.

By Railway:
Take the Steam Railway to Douglas and then the Electric Railway to Ballajora. Walk along the A15 till you come to the cross roads, continue on straight ahead along a narrow road. This will lead past the site.


Ballafayle Cairn

Ballafayle Cairn

Ballafayle Cairn

Ballafayle Cairn

Ballafayle Cairn

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