Cairnholy Chambered Cairn
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, 2004
I've passed through Dumfries and Galloway more times than I can remember, for the short sea crossing between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The area is rich in well preserved archaeological remains, perhaps because the land is better suited to farming of livestock than crop growing.
This late neolithic or early bronze age chambered cairn is sited with a commanding view over Wigtown Bay and the Isle of Man. It is associated in legend with King Galdus, who is said to have fought the invading Romans, one or two millenia after these stones were erected.