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Castleton (2), Cowie, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 85494 88272 Also Known as: Castleton 9 (van Hoek) Getting Here If you’re travelling from Stirling or Bannockburn, take the B9124 east to Cowie (and past it) for 3¾ miles (6km), turning left at … 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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Clochoderick Stone, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

Rocking Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 37363 61280 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42329 Archaeology & History On the outer southern edge of Kilbarchan parish—right near the ancient boundary line itself—this giant stone of the druids is seems to be well-known … 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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Boskenna Cross, St Buryan, Cornwall

Wayside Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SW 42579 24266 Also Known as: Historic England Grade II Listed Building No. 1007955 Getting Here Travelling along the B3315 from Penzance to Lands End, the Cross is on the south side of the … 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. Finglassin’s Well, Kinglassie, Fife

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – NT 22797 98814 Also Known as: Canmore ID 52894 St Finglassin’s Well  St Glass’s Well  Getting Here In Kinglassie village, from the Main Street follow Redwells Road and turn right where it forks and follow … Continue reading

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Uphall Camp, Ilford, Essex

Hillfort (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –TQ 4383 8510 Archaeology & History This prehistoric site was a giant – a huge colossus of an ‘enclosure’, a ‘settlement’, a ‘camp’—call-it-what-you-will.  More than a mile in circumference and an internal area of 48 acres … 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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Croc-tigh-goil, Ribigill, Tongue, Sutherland

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –  NC 582 541 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5349 Archaeology & History When I visited this place last year, I had a good look all around for any trace of what James Horsburgh (1870) … Continue reading

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