NX0987 : Location of Sawney Bean's Cave

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Knockdolian, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Location of Sawney Bean's Cave
Location of Sawney Bean's Cave
The rocky headland on the north side of Balcreuchan Port contains an infamous cave, reputedly the home of the cannibal Sawney Bean and his large incestuous family who attacked single travellers on the lonely coastal road as their source of food. Although there is no hard evidence to back the story up, it lives on in Ayrshire's lore. The novel, "The Grey Man", by S.R. Crockett, contains a stomach-churning account of the cave of death, describing the parched limbs of the victims hanging from the cave roof like hams and black puddings. Not recommended for bed-time reading...
For a different view of the location, see NX0987 : Balchreuchan Port

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Mary and Angus Hogg   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 14 March, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 0993 8762 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:8.7799N 4:59.0452W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 0989 8755
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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