Aberdeenshire is home to an impressive collection of prehistoric stone circles, indeed around 10% of the UK’s stone circles are in the region.
Step back in time by visiting one or more of these ancient sites. Feel the ravages of millennia caught in stone; saviour these keepers of the past. Hear a sonnet of time quietly recite in your head. Breathe in the peace of the countryside: breathe out the wisdom of the centuries. These stone circles are special beyond words, thousands of years speaking to you in tangible silence. Embrace their mystery, and pay tribute to your ancient ancestors.
Aberdeenshire boasts its own style of stone circle: the Recumbent Stone Circle, which features a large horizontal stone flanked by the two tallest stones of the circle.
Recumbent Stone Circles in Aberdeenshire
Sunhoney – 9 miles NW of Peterculter
Berrybrae – 7 miles S of Fraserburgh
Tomnaverie – 4 miles NW of Aboyne
Midmar Kirk – 10 miles NW of Peterculter
Loudon Wood – 11 miles W of Peterhead
Loanhead of Daviot – 5 miles NW of Inverurie
Aikey Brae – 11 miles W of Peterhead
Garrol Wood – The Nine Stanes – 3 miles SE of Banchory
Easter Aquhorthies – 3 miles W of Inverurie
source: Aberdeenshire Council