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Tom-a-Clachan, Kirkmichael, Perthshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 0808 5985 Archaeology & History Kirkmichael parish was an area that was described by George Chalmers (1887) as possessing “a vast body of Druid remains,” there being “a number of Druid cairns in the … Continue reading

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Mineral Well, Glen Lyon, Perthshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 72110 47768 Also Known as: Iron Well Getting Here From Fortingall village, head west and turn down into the incredible beauty that is Glen Lyon.  As you enter the trees, a half-mile along … Continue reading

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Drumend, Easter Rattray, Perthshire

Stone Circle (ruins):  OS Grid Reference – NO 20175 45825 Also Known as: Canmore ID 30760 Old Rattray Getting Here Just less than a mile east of Blairgowrie, the site is situated about 200 yards along a farm track that … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Tibbermore, Perthshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 05190 23479 Also Known as: Canmore ID 26862 St Mary’s Well Getting Here Approaching Tibbermore from Huntingtower, turn left in the village and the site of the Lady Well is visible in … Continue reading

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St. Blane’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference –NN 781 015 Also Known as: Bruce’s Well Archaeology & history Very little is known about this long-lost site, mentioned just once in Alexander Barty’s (1944) standard history book on Dunblane.  Its exact location … Continue reading

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Devil’s Well, Abernethy, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NO 19430 14758 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28084 Getting Here From Abernethy village, go west along the A913 road for half-a-mile, then turn left up the long and winding Glenfoot road up the Abernethy … Continue reading

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Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 10865 70201 Also Known as: Canmore ID 29609 Getting Here Take to A93 road, north, between Blairgowrie and Braemar, keeping your eyes peeled many miles on, to turn left along the minor road as you … Continue reading

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Gilfeilzie Well, Alyth, Perthshire

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 2675 5071 Also Known as: Well of Gilfeilzie Archaeology & History Long lost, this was a sacred well whose history has all but fallen away.  Were it not for the historian James … Continue reading

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Tammie Blair’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 7808 0111 Archaeology & History It’s difficult to work out the exact position of this lost well, even from Alexander Barty’s (1944) description of the place.  There are several unnamed ‘Wells’ on … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 78126 01281 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24681 Archaeology & History This now-lost holy well was a place whose history was integrally tied to the adjacent and also destroyed Bishop’s Palace: a large … Continue reading

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