Bennane Head

Towards Bennane Head Looking NNE from the edge of Downan Hill, towards Bennane Head and Ballantrae. 2007. Photo: Mary and Angus Hogg

Bennane Head is a tapering piece of land formed of hard rock projecting into the Firth of Clyde 22, Scotland, at the northern end of Ballantrae Bay, 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Girvan. A 200-metre-deep (660 ft) cave in the cliff under the headland is said to be the place where the cannibal Sawney Bean and his family lived in the 16th century.[1]


  1. ^ Keith Fergus (4 December 2012). The Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths. Cicerone Press Limited. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-84965-829-4. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

External links

  • Video footage of Bennane Cave

Coordinates: 55°8′16″N 4°59′47″W / 55.13778°N 4.99639°W / 55.13778; -4.99639

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