Loanhead of Daviot
Daviot, Aberdeenshire
Stone Circle (Recumbent) Canmore

At Loanhead of Daviot is an impressive recumbant stone circle.

Other than the recumbant stone and its two flanking stones there are eight stones standing in a circle just under 21 metres in diameter. Inside the stones is the remains of a ring cairn some 16 metres in diameter.

The site was excavated in 1932, revealing pits by each of the circle stones containing sherds of pot and charcoal. In the center of the cairn, many fragments of infants skulls were found.

Images ©1996 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

6km Maiden Stone Pictish Stone Class II
8km Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (Recumbent)
16km Castle Frazer Stone Circle Stone Circle
16km Castle Frazer Stone Row Stone Row
18km Tillyfourie Stone Circle (Recumbent)
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)