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Cairnwell Ring Cairn

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Nearest Town:Aberdeen (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NO90639749 / Sheets: 38, 45
Latitude:57° 4' 6.13" N
Longitude:   2° 9' 16.35" W

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On a beautiful and chilly Aberdeenshire day I walked back down the hill, from Craighead, and along Badentoy Avenue to beautifully reconstructed Cairnwell Ring Cairn.

The snow highlights and enhances the ring cairn. Some of the stones for the reconstruction were 'gifted' by the farmer Auchlee. More likely he wanted rid of them and this was convenient.

Well worth a visit if in the area. Plenty prehistory nearby!

Visited 14/12/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th December 2017ce

Visited May 5, 2010

Cairnwell Ring Cairn formerly lay in Cairnwell Farm, some 175 metres southwest of its present location, which is at the roadside on Badentoy Avenue in the village of Portlethen. In 1995, to make way for an industrial development, Cairnwell Ring Cairn was totally excavated and reconstructed at its new site by AOC (Scotland).

The ring-cairn is surrounded by a circle of four upright orthostats, none much more than a metre in height.

More information at RCAHMS, where you can also view photographs of the monument in its original location.

You can read a report on the Cairnwell excavation and repositioning at this link.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
6th May 2013ce
Edited 12th May 2013ce