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Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle

August 12, 1997
Near Daviot, Aberdeenshire
Map Ref: NJ 747 288

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[Grampian Region]
Loanhead of Daviot : Ring cairn

Recumbant stone circle enclosing a ring cairn. There is also a cremation circle, so called because several cremated bodies were found during excavation. These circles are side by side and assumed that the cremation circle was created before the ring cairn. It is believed that this set of circles is between 4000 and 4500 years old.

The recumbant stone has cup and ring marks on it. They are very weather worn. The stone has also cracked down the center, so that is sits as two pieces between it's stones.

The circles are at the top of a hill with a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

Loanhead of Daviot : Cremation circle