Glassel
Banchory, Aberdeenshire OS Map
Stone Circle Canmore
Also known as Torphins Stone Circle
This tiny but attractive stone circle stands in a clearing at the edge of a wood where the level ground falls away to a burn at the west. Four stones make a rectangle, with a fifth stone standing just outside and a number of slabs (which may be from a cist) lie at the north end. Each of the stones is around three feet tall and the rectangle they form measures about eight and a half by seven and a half feet.

The centre of the circle was excavated in 1905 - only a piece of flint and some charcoal were found.

Images ©2000 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

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(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)