Sunhoney
Banchory, Aberdeenshire OS Map
Stone Circle (Recumbent) Canmore
Also known as Seanhinny

This splendid recumbent stone circle has marvelous views to the south.

The fifteen-foot long grey granite recumbent stone has fallen inwards. On its (currently) upper surface are over thirty cup marks. Its colour contrasts stongly with the red rock (granite and gneiss) of the other stones in the circle. The circle is about 28 yards in diameter. The tall stones flanking the recumbent stone are about six and a half and seven and a half feet tall.

Within the circle is the remains of a ring cairn 21 yards in diameter.

Eight deposits of burnt bone were found within the central space of the ring cairn when it was excavated in 1865.

Images ©2000 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

1km Midmar Kirk Stone Circle (Recumbent)
6km Castle Frazer Stone Circle Stone Circle
6km Castle Frazer Stone Row Stone Row
7km Cullerlie Stone Circle
8km Glassel Stone Circle
10km Tillyfourie Stone Circle (Recumbent)
12km Cairnfauld Stone Circle Stone Circle
14km Eslie the Greater Stone Circle (Recumbent); Ring Cairn
14km Ninestanes Recumbent Stone Circle Stone Circle (Recumbent)
15km Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle (Recumbent)
18km Maiden Stone Pictish Stone Class II
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)