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Ardlair

Stone Circle

<b>Ardlair</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes/AMJ (17.3.2011)
Nearest Town:Huntly (11km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ553279 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 20' 22.1" N
Longitude:   2° 44' 33.66" W



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Leave Kennethmont, situated on the B9002, using the road opposite the primary school. Ardlair farm is about a mile from here. The farmer has signposted the route. Up the hill for some pretty decent views. The two outliers are supposed to have pictish markings, but I couldn't make out anything. Still it's worth a visit.

Visited September 08.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th June 2009ce

Couldn't get worked up about this RSC.

It might have been the field clearance or the half-hearted flankers or the rather irritating fire-damaged and now speedboat-shaped recumbent. Nothing seemed to fit.

One interesting feature of the site should be the stones at right angles to the inside of the recumbent (unusual but best seen at East Aquhorthies) but the field clearance behind the recumbent makes it difficult to know what you are looking at.

One of the two low outliers to the SE has two Pictish symbols carved on it.

You'll get all the usual views etc from here but, I'd suggest, not one to go for if you're pushed for time.

Access. Easy parking near Ardlair Farm. Through one gate for the RSC and over a low fence for the outliers.

Visited 18 March 2005
greywether Posted by greywether
5th April 2005ce

The Jaggy recumbent http://www.macfriendly.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/stones/Pages/Image71.html

Anyway what a brilliant place - I am blown away. I am particularly drawn by the marker stones in the fields adjacent to the circles.

What fascinating shapes!

http://www.macfriendly.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/stones/Pages/Image80.html

Such superb views although the small coniferous copse spoils the panoramas it is still wondorous.
Posted by stevem
24th July 2003ce
Edited 24th July 2003ce

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Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of Ardlair stone circle & nearby standing stones.
new abbey Posted by new abbey
11th April 2010ce
Edited 11th April 2010ce

RCAHMS Collection Details: Ardlair


This is the official web record of the Royal Commission of Archaeological and Historical Monuments for the Ardlair site. Descriptions of the site are presented including standing stone and Pictish stone elements. Further embedded links to original drawings and photos, some dating as early as 1906 are provided.
C Michael Hogan Posted by C Michael Hogan
1st February 2008ce

Megalithics


Really good pictures of circles on this site, including some of the more obscure RSCs. This particular page has a 360' panorama of Ardlair.
Posted by davidtic
30th April 2003ce
Edited 30th April 2003ce