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<b>Belliduff</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Alyth (6km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO288442 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 35' 3.43" N
Longitude:   3° 9' 33.51" W

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Leave Meigle heading south on the B954. There is a wall on the west side of the road just after the houses come to an end. Stop at the first gap in the wall. The cairn is a very short walk from the main road on the other side.

Yet another bit of the Macbeth saga is found. (how many times did this guy die ? :-) )

The cairn stands at 15 meters wide and is 1.5 meters. Cists have been opened here and their stones might be here but there is also a lot of field clearance. It is heavily overgrown with a walkers worst enemy, bramble bushes. Still its a nice site with the various vegetation giving some wonderful colour.

Visited 2/1/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th January 2015ce


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In the park of Belmont, there is a tumulus called "Belliduff," which tradition gives as the spot where McDuff slew Macbeth; and about a mile distant, stands a large whinstone nodule, or block of twenty tons weight, called Macbeth's stone. In all probability there has been fighting near these apparently sepulchral monuments; but it is more probable that Macbeth was slain at Lumphanan in the Mearns.
From p234 of 'The New Statistical Account of Scotland' v10 (Perth) 1845.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th May 2007ce