Beltany Stone Circle

Beltany Stone Circle, Raphoe

Beltany Stone Circle
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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4.5
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Brendan M
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Wonderful example of ancient celtic works.
Travelbugged should maybe take a breath and embrace the surroundings before sounding off.
Written 11 January 2020
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SorenHauge
Kirke Hyllinge, Denmark100 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Beltany Stone Circle is a gem to visit. The 64 stones are situated in a landscape with a great view and the stones themselves are as diverse as we humans - an assembly of diverseness in unity. Be gentle and respect the place as a presence in the landscape.
Written 24 September 2019
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Tracee K
Hervey Bay, Australia51 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Ancient, stunning, the walk up to the circle is gorgeous, the circle's energy is amazing. Make sure you have sturdy shoes on as very uneven surfaces.
Written 20 September 2019
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Travelbugged
34 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
No dogs,no camping,no breathing,no food, no doing this no doing that....

Basically you're walking up there to look at some stones even the historians don't know what they are for, better forest walk across from main gate, play in the trees instead. Or dander down to town and laugh at the many alcoholics that infest this horrid area ....
Written 11 April 2019
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Avis H
Gaithersburg, MD151 contributions
Dec 2018
We had printed out the directions but then were able to find sign posts on the way. It is well worth the walk up from the car park. When we were there on St Stephen’s Day we were alone except for someone who was retrieving a couple of Elves on the Shelf who had surprised his children earlier in the day when they had taken a walk up to the stones.
Written 3 January 2019
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Anabel-2013
Santa Barbara, CA191 contributions
Aug 2018
A convoluted road with few signes, a parking next to an ag industrial lot adjacent to a magical old road through a tunnel of wonderful overhanging trees to a sheep pasture opening and a view of an incredible stone circle. While smaller than Avebury, its evocative of that place left in its contemporary setting with an amazing view!
Written 3 October 2018
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G W
Toronto, Canada530 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a great hidden gem. Take the time and seek it out. No tourists only you and ancient history. The site is well marked and there is an awesome tree tunnel you walk through to get there. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the site. Look for the Fairy tree on the left side just before you get to the field.
Written 24 August 2018
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Stephen W
Strasbourg, France13 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Beautiful spot, the only other visitors than our group were sheep who graze around the varied and ancient stones. On second thought I think the sheep were locals. It's a short walk to the circle along stones walls flowers and a forest.
Written 7 August 2018
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Doug C
63 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Gorgeous scenery and isolated location make this stone circle very special. There are no huge line ups, tours, or even admission. It is in the middle of a hilltop field, with amazing views all round. The energy, like so many of the ancient sites in Ireland, is very powerful and spiritual. A few people visited while I was there, but mostly I had the place to myself to sit in the middle of the circle and meditate, or rather feel like I was being meditated upon! If you want to experience the untouched essence of Ireland, give Beltany Stone Circle a visit. You won't regret it!
Written 6 August 2018
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Seamus Murphy
Letterkenny, Ireland722 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were doing a Tour of various sites in Donegal with our in-laws. We saw an opportunity to explore the Beltany Stone Circle. It is well signposted, and the entrance is beside the Department of Agriculture Research Station. There is only a small parking area for up to 6 cars. Coaches beware!
You climb a steep wide path not wheelchair friendly. Then you see the Stonehenge of Donegal on front of you. It is a large stone circle and remains mostly as it was found long ago.
Information is scant enough so I suspect given the proper funding possibly the site may get much needed development. There are little or no markings to give amateurish archeology students like me a clue. There were great views around and below us. Well worth the climb. Best of all it is free.
Written 30 July 2018
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