The capstone of this beautiful
dolmen weighs 16 tons
The local tradition says that this strangely named dolmen was erected one morning before
breakfast by three spinsters or spinning women, to amuse themselves as they were on their way
to deliver the wool they had spun. The stone fell early in 1862, but with the aid of some sketches made in 1858, the stones were re-erected in November 1862.
This dolmen is thought to be the
remains of a Neolithic burial chamber, one covered by an earth mound. The Spinsters' Rock is about 2.7m
(9 ft) high; the capstone weighs 16 tons.