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St. Patrick’s Stone, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Cup-Marked Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5411 Archaeology & History Very little is known about this long-lost carving, whose primary information comes from the folklore records.  Apparently it was found on a rock a short distance south … Continue reading

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Footprint Stone, Dunadd, Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll

Petroglyph:  OS Grid Reference – NR 83668 93579 Also Known as: Canmore ID 212008 Getting Here From Lochgilphead, take the A816 road north for several miles (towards the megalithic paradise of Kilmartin), keeping your eyes peeled for the road-signs saying “Dunadd.”  Turn … Continue reading

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Ringstone, Torrisdale Bay, Farr, Sutherland

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NC 69128 61741 Getting Here Along the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turn down towards Skerray at Borgie Bridge for 1.8 miles (2.87km) until you reach the little information sign at the roadside. Walk … Continue reading

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Gray Stone, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SE 28659 34229 Also Known as: Giant’s Stone Getting Here Originally located at SE 28449 34364, the site is now to be found halfway along Westfield Road, where it meets up with Hollis Place, … Continue reading

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Samson’s Stone, Crieff, Perthshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NN 82519 22021 Also Known as: Canmore ID 96866 Getting Here Tale the A85 road between Comrie and Crieff and, roughly halfway between the two towns, take the minor road south to Strowan (it’s easily … Continue reading

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Fiscary (3), Farr, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 73222 62484 Also Known as: Canmore ID 6446 Pict’s House Getting Here Along the A836 road from Bettyhill to Thurso, a mile east of the village keep your eyes peeled to your left (or … Continue reading

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Giant’s Stone, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NT 0953 2398 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48527 Menzion Farm Getting Here Take the long long A701 road betwixt Moffat and Penicuik, and in the middle, somewhere, keeps your eyes attentive to the … Continue reading

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Giant’s Grave, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 0925 2410 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48535 Archaeology & History Marked on the 1865 OS-map as a “tumulus”, it was destroyed by some idiot in 1818 due to some basic lacking; but … Continue reading

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Giant’s Knowe, Culloch, Muthill, Perthshire

Cairn (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 7848 1762 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24797 Crock-nafion Fingalian’s Knowe Archaeology & History Amidst the colourful and nurturing landscape close to the gigantic Dunruchan standing stones and just along the road from … Continue reading

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Little Skirtful Carvings, Burley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stones: OS Grid Reference – SE 1382 4518 Also Known as: Carving nos. 391a, 391b, 391c, 391d Little Skirtful of Stones’ Carvings Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Little Skirtful of Stones giant prehistoric cairn. Once here, … Continue reading

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