Ferntower Stone Circle
Crieff, Perthshire
Stone Circle; Cup Mark Canmore
Also known as Ferntower Golf Course

This group of stones are thought to be a four-poster with two outlier stones, with one of the stones from the circle having been later moved so that they are now in two close groups of three. The tall standing stone is one of the outliers. The circle has a diameter of around nine metres.

One of the circle stones has a cup mark in its upper surface close to a much more modern drill-hole from when an attempt was made to destroy the stone.

This circle is in the middle of a golf course - for me, that is not the most atmospheric setting for a stone circle. If you're planning a visit, check with the clubhouse first...and remember to keep an eye open for low-flying missiles!

Images ©2003 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

1km Monzie Cairn Circle
4km Crofthead Farm Standing Stones
5km Buchanty Hill Cup Marks
5km Fowlis Wester Pictish Stones Pictish Stones
5km Fowlis Wester Stone Circles Stone Circles; Standing Stone; Cairn
11km Auchterarder Standing Stones
11km Clach na Tiompan Chambered Cairn; Standing Stone; Possible Stone Circle
11km River Almond Stone Circle; Cairn
13km Ardoch Roman Fort Roman Fort
13km Peterhead Farm Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone
15km Kindrochat Chambered Cairn
16km Dunning Standing Stone
17km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
20km Sherrifmuir Stone Row
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)