Cairnholy II, Kirkdale, Creetown.
Cairnholy II is the smaller of the two chambered cairns at this
location and sits on a small hillock just a few metres from
Cairnholy farm. This cairn lacks the splendid facade of the
lower cairn yet still has a charm of its own.
The site is signposted from the A75 between Gatehouse of Fleet and
Newton Stewart. Follow the very narrow, single track road until
the Cairnholy I. To reach Cairnholy II, follow the farm tracks for
There is parking for a few cars at Cairnholy I. Vehicles are not
permitted along the farm access road and this site must be reached
on foot from Cairnholy I.
As with my visit to Cairnholy I, other visitors were at the
location and did nothing to allow the peace and solitude
required to fully appreciate this interesting location.