Tormain Hill
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cup and Ring Marks Canmore HES
Also known as Bonnington Mains

At the highest point of Tormain Hill - a low rise southwest of Ratho near Edinburgh - are a number of rock outcrops and boulders decorated with carvings of varying complexity, including one particularly beautiful example with cup-and-ring marks within the rings around another cup.

Canmore reports that there are 7 decorated outcrops, but actually lists 8. Other sources have claimed up to 12.

One rectangular block has several grooves as well as plain cup marks. Another has four plain cups, but also an Ordnance Survey benchmark arrow was carved into it in the 1850s.

Images ©2019 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

3km Easter Norton Standing Stone
3km Huly Hill Stone Circle; Burial Cairn
12km Blackford Hill Rock Carving
14km Cairnpapple Hill Henge; Chambered Cairn
14km Gala Braes Standing Stones
14km Linlithgow Palace Palace
15km Ravenswood Avenue Standing Stone
16km Pitcorthie Standing Stone
19km Tuilyies Megalith Standing Stone
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)