Castleton Farm
Bannockburn, Stirling OS Map
Cup and Ring Carvings Canmore

A few miles southeast of Stirling, on an area of higher ground above the River Forth, are a series of rocky outcrops with a number of cup and ring markings ranging from simple cups to cups surrounded by up to four concentric rings.

There are at least 8 carved outcrops here - I found four, and some of the rest have been turfed over to protect them. Some of the carvings are faint and some are still very clear. They are impossible to date, but are generally thought to be Bronze Age or possibly late Neolithic. That is, dating back to some time between three thousand and five thousand years ago.

Images ©2016 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

3km Torwood Broch
9km Airthrey Castle Stone Standing Stone
10km University of Stirling Standing Stone
14km Sherrifmuir Stone Row
15km Doune Standing Stones
17km Tuilyies Megalith Standing Stone
18km Doune Castle Castle
18km Linlithgow Palace Palace
20km Waterhead Standing Stones
20km Cairnpapple Hill Henge; Chambered Cairn
20km Gala Braes Standing Stones
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)