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Beltane Well, Kenmore, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 7867 4725 Also Known as: An Tobar Holy Well of Inchadney Getting Here From Kenmore village on the north-side of the river, over the bridge, take the small road on your right towards … Continue reading

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Witch Tree, Aberuthven, Perthshire

Sacred Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NN 9621 1587 Getting Here Just off the A9 between Stirling and Perth is Aberuthven village.  Down the Main Street and just south of the village, turn west along Mennieburn Road.  A half-mile on, … Continue reading

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Witch’s Stane, Craigie, Ayrshire

Legendary Rock (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 4268 3231 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42851 White Stane Witches’ Stone Archaeology & History It is difficult to assess the precise nature of this megalithic site, sadly destroyed some two hundred … Continue reading

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Gomersal Maypole, West Yorkshire

Maypole:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2068 2672 Archaeology & History As in countless villages and towns across the British Isles, Gomersal also once had its maypole near or at the village centre.  We don’t know when the first maypole … Continue reading

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Witches’ Stone, Ratho, Midlothian

Cup-Marked Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 1273 6973 Also Known as: Canmore ID 50366 Witch’s Stone Archaeology & History This fascinating looking carving (in my personal Top 10 of all-time favourites cup-and-rings in the UK!) was unfortunately destroyed sometime … Continue reading

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Carlie Craig, Blairlogie, Stirlingshire

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – NS 816 970 Also Known as: Carla Craig Carlin Craig Witches’ Craig Getting Here If you’re coming from Blairlogie, a half-mile west of the village, take the B998 road to the university, but turn … Continue reading

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Witch’s Stone, Crossford, Dunfermline, Fife

Legendary Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 058 865 Archaeology & History Travelling along the old road between Crossford and towards Cairneyhill, on the right-hand (north) side, there was until recently a huge boulder, described by the folklorist J.E. … Continue reading

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Nanny’s Grave, Steeton, West Yorkshire

Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – SE 022 448 Archaeology & History Until we’ve isolated this site, it’s difficult to suggest an age for it.  It’s an all-but forgotten grave of some sort, last mentioned by John Clough (1886) in his … Continue reading

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Redmire Maypole, North Yorkshire

Maypole (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 045 912 Archaeology & History As with many of Britain’s old maypoles, the one at Redmire has long since disappeared and no local in the 20th century appears to have had any memory … Continue reading

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Newtyle, Dunkeld, Perthshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NO 045 411 Also Known as: Doo’s Nest Druid’s Stones New Tyle Getting Here From Dunkeld travel southeast on the A984 road to Caputh and after about 1½ miles, set back a few yards … Continue reading

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