Cairnfauld Stone Circle

Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Stone Circle

The three stones that remain of this stone circle stand on a ridge with good views of the surrounding countryside.

Although this area is within "recumbent stone circle" territory, there seems to be some doubt as to whether the prostrate stone is actually a recumbent stone or simply a standing stone that has toppled.

There are records of five stones in a cicle measuring about 22 yards across-- the two missing stones are possibly within the collection of field-clearance stones at the edge of the field. All the remaining stones are between 4 and 6 feet tall.

Burl reports that human bones were found buried near the centre of the circle in the 19th century.

See also: Nine Stanes Stone Circle.


Nearby Sites:

Ninestanes Recumbent Stone Circle

Stone Circle (Recumbent).

4km away.

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Eslie the Greater

Stone Circle (Recumbent); Ring Cairn.

4km away.

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Stone Circle.

10km away.

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