Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

Aberlemno

Description

There are four stones with Pictish carvings in the village of Aberlemno, dating between about AD 500 and 800. Three stand on a roadside, while one stands in the village churchyard.

The stones show a range of characteristic Pictish symbols. The stone in the churchyard is an upright cross slab made of red sandstone and is over 2 metres tall. This is one of few Pictish stones which depict a battle scene and has been interpreted as representing the Battle of Dunnichen in 685AD.

Picture credits- Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service

Historic Scotland

Accessibility

Parking

Opening Times

Open all year:
All the stones are covered with wooden boxes from 1st October to 31st March to protect them from the elements.

Entry Fee
Free

Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

Address:

On the B9134 and in the churchyard in Aberlemno village, 6 miles north-east of Forfar.

Grid references-

NO 522 555
NO 522 558
NO 522 559

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