Meayll Circle

Burial Sites

The Island still has traces of its early inhabitants, in the form of burial sites from the Neolithic and Megalithic eras.

The earliest inhabitants of the Island have left many traces: the landscape is dotted with the remains of hillforts, burial sites and settlements from the Bronze, Iron and Stone Ages.

The most significant of these are Cashtal Yn Ard (north-east), a Neolithic chambered tomb, and the Meayll Circle (south), a Megalithic burial site.

Stone crosses - used as grave markers and memorials - have also been found in abundance around the Island, with the earliest ones dating back to the 6th Century.