Saints and Stones: Barpa Langais

A round chambered cairn of over 80 feet in diameter and about 16 feet high, Barpa Langais, located on the north side of Beinn Langais, is said by many to be the best example of such a structure in the Western Isles.

The entrance passage is located on the east side of the cairn. The internal chamber is rectangular and is roughly 13 x 6 feet. The outer kerb of the cairn consists of pointed stones.

Nearby, on the south side of Beinn Langais, is the Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle overlooking Loch Langais.

About Barpa Langais

Stone Pages: Barpa Langass (Barpa Langais)
Ancient Scotland: Barpa Langass
Megalithic Portal: Barpa Langais
Wikipedia: Chambered Cairn

Journey to Barpa Langais

The Barpa Langais Chambered Cairn is located on a hill -- Beinn Langais -- off the A867 just before the Langass Lodge road southwest of Lochmaddy on No. Uist in the Western Isles, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NF838657)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be obtained from local sources, one being the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy, the main town on No. Uist. General tourist information may be found at the Visit Hebrides website.

Additional Photos of Barpa Langais

Road Sign for Barpa Langais Chambered Cairn
Barpa Langais Chambered Cairn
Barpa Langais from the West
East Entrance to Barpa Langais
Interior of Barpa Langais
Interior of Barpa Langais
Example of Kerbstone Encircling Barpa Langais
Barpa Langais Chambered Cairn

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