Fowlis Wester Stone Circles
Crieff, Perthshire
Stone Circles; Standing Stone; Cairn Canmore
Also known as Moor of Ardoch

Fowlis Wester is a tiny village that is in an area heaving with ancient sites: cup-and-ring marked rocky outcrops, hill forts, stone circles, standing stones, Pictish sculpted stones, Roman forts, and more.

On a hill above the village are two stone circles. If you use Aubrey Burl's gazeteer A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany then this might be a site that you never visit as Mr Burl obviously had a pretty miserable day when he was here. I thought it was a splendid place.

The eastern circle consists of nine stones (once twelve) around the remains of a cairn. One of the kerb stones of the cairn is cu-marked. One of the large outer stones still stands.

The stones of the western circle have all fallen. Outside the circle is a very large prostrate stone.

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Fowlis Wester Pictish Stones Pictish Stones
1km Buchanty Hill Cup Marks
1km Crofthead Farm Standing Stones
4km Monzie Cairn Circle
5km Ferntower Stone Circle Stone Circle; Cup Mark
12km Auchterarder Standing Stones
12km Clach na Tiompan Chambered Cairn; Standing Stone; Possible Stone Circle
12km River Almond Stone Circle; Cairn
13km Dunning Standing Stone
13km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
15km Peterhead Farm Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone
17km Ardoch Roman Fort Roman Fort
19km Colen Wood Stone Circle
19km Perth Museum Pictish Stones
20km Druids Seat Wood Stone Circle
20km Dunkeld Park Standing Stone
20km Kindrochat Chambered Cairn
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)