Saints and Stones: St. Drostan's Well

According to legend, St. Drostan used the water of this spring to baptise local people and was famed for his miracle cures. He ived, very approximately, from 560 to 630 A.D., and was active in Aberdeenshire. He was a follower of St. Columba.

In 1884, locals built the white seating structure and the pink granite basin and cover carved with a scallop shell around the well.

About St. Drostan's Well

Megalithic Portal: St. Drostan's Well
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Drostan
Undiscovered Scotland: Saint Drostan
Wikipedia: Drostan

Journey to St. Drostan's Well

St. Drostan's Well is situated near the shore off a minor road that is off the B9031 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. There is a carpark at the beach, and the well is just to the east of the carpark at the base of a hill.

Ordnance Survey Map (NJ8841064430)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for St. Drostan's Well may be found at the Canmore website. General tourist information may be found at the Aberdeenshire City and Shire website.

Additional Photos of St. Drostan's Well

St. Drostan's Well
Close-Up, St. Drostan's Well

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