Saints and Stones: Easter Aquhorthies

Dating from approximately 2,500 B.C., Easter Aquhorthies is a recumbent stone circle, one of many in the Aberdeenshire area. With a diameter of roughly 65 feet, it consists of a split recumbent stone (about 12-1/2 feet long) with two flanker stones and eight other stones comprising the circle. The 1934 excavations found pottery shards and charcoal, indicating burial cairns at the site.

About Easter Aquhorthies

Megalithic Portal: Easter Aquhorthies
Stone Pages: Easter Aquhorthies
Undiscovered Scotland: Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle
Wikipedia: Recumbent Stone Circles

Journey to Easter Aquhorthies

The Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle is located off of the A96 onto minor road three miles west of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NJ732208)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle may be found on the Historic Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council: Easter Aquhorthies websites. General tourist information may be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

Additional Photos of Easter Aquhorthies

Historic Scotland Sign for Easter Aquhorthies
Descriptive Sign at Easter Aquhorthies
Recumbent and Flanker Stones
Back of Recumbent and Flanker Stones
Stones on Raised Mound
Five of the Eight Stones in the Circle
Triangle-Shaped Stone Made of Red Jasper
Recumbent and Flanker Stones

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