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Tain Museum

Cup Marked Stone

Nearest Town:Tain (4km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NH746845 / Sheet: 21
Latitude:57° 49' 57.15" N
Longitude:   4° 6' 43.42" W

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Failed visit 24.7.14

Outside the museum in the pretty town of Tain is a cup marked stone. Unfortunately the museum is in the church yard which is locked at night. We arrived at about 7.00pm but by then the gates were already padlocked. I was very disappointed.

Apparently it is also known as the Ardjachie Stone and is a boulder of red sandstone. It is 1.7m x 0.65m x 0.35m and has about 30 irregular cup marks dating from the Bronze Age.

It also has Pictish symbols on it.

One to visit when next in the area.
Posted by CARL
12th August 2014ce