Crieff, Perthshire
Cairn Circle Canmore

A couple of miles northeast of Crieff in Perthshire, this circle has been described as a cairn circle, kerb circle and a stone circle.

J.G.Callander described it as a type of burial monument where the cairn is dispensed with, leaving only the circle.

A cist inside the circle contained the burnt remains of an adult and a child.

Nine stones form the circle, seventeen feet in diameter, although there may have been as many as fifteen stones originally. The top of the southeast stone has been heavily decorated with cup marks and dumbell shapes.

An outlier, very close to the circle, has also been heavily decorated with cups and cup-and-ring marks.

Images ©1999 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

1km Ferntower Stone Circle Stone Circle; Cup Mark
3km Buchanty Hill Cup Marks
3km Crofthead Farm Standing Stones
4km Fowlis Wester Pictish Stones Pictish Stones
4km Fowlis Wester Stone Circles Stone Circles; Standing Stone; Cairn
10km Clach na Tiompan Chambered Cairn; Standing Stone; Possible Stone Circle
10km River Almond Stone Circle; Cairn
12km Auchterarder Standing Stones
14km Ardoch Roman Fort Roman Fort
14km Peterhead Farm Standing Stone; Pictish Class I Stone
15km Kindrochat Chambered Cairn
16km Dunning Standing Stone
17km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)