Fortingall
Kenmore, Perthshire OS Map
Stone Circles Canmore
Also known as Fortingall Church

Fortingall village is north of the north end of Loch Tay, not far from Aberfeldy. To the east of the village is a close grouping of three stone circles.

Two of the stone circles were originally thought to be four-posters, with the stones being river-smoothed boulders about twelve feet in diameter and up to four feet in height. Later excavations revealed that both of these circles were made up of eight stones. The smaller stones had likely been pushed over in the 19th century -- a good clue to this being the presence of a Victorian beer bottle under one of the stones!

The third circle is believed to be the ruined remains of a recumbent stone circle, although the three remaining stones lie in a line which would make the ring different from the "standard" Aberdeenshire recumbent circles.

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

4km Newhall Bridge Standing Stones
5km Croft Moraig Stone Circle
5km Greenland Stone Circle
13km Lundin Farm Stone Circle; Cup Marks
16km Clach na Tiompan Chambered Cairn; Standing Stone; Possible Stone Circle
16km River Almond Stone Circle; Cairn
17km Clach na h'Iobairte Standing Stone
19km Clachan an Diridh Stone Circle
19km Struan Pictish Stone Pictish Stone Class I
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)