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Stone Circle, Machrie Moor,

Stone Circle, Machrie Moor, Arran

This evening, I am focusing on a highly concentrated and architecturally diverse collection of stone circles which ranks the site as one of the most important in Western Europe.  On this particular site can be found:

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Prehistoric Rock Art, Stronach Wood

Prehistoric Rock Art, Stronach Wood, Isle of Arran

 This evening, I am focusing on a well preserved example of British rock art  as found at Stronach Wood, near Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland. The designs and location are consistent with other examples of this work as found in nearby Kilmartin Glen  and elsewhere, viz:

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Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran

Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran, Scotland which I visited earlier today.
This castle is first glimpsed on arrival by ferry from the mainland. Adjacent to the castle are stunning gardens comprising a formal walled garden, woodland walks, three national collections of rhododendron, a Bavarian summer house and a ice house.The outer environs comprise an a extensive country park  with abundant wildlife  and which extends from sea shore to top of nearby Goat Fell mountain (874m.) and includes over ten miles of hiking trails to explore.
The castle interior comprises a magnificent residence with fine paintings, antique furniture and the famous Beckford silver collection.
Here is a summary of the historical background:

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