Cullerlie Stone Circle
Cullerlie Stone Circle
Though it is not widely recognised, I think Cullerlie is one of the most interesting ancient sites in Grampian. The stone circle is made up of 8 boulders, enclosing 8 later burial cairns. The stone circle came first, and dates to the Bronze Age. The cairns were erected within the existing stone circle between 1800-1200 BCE.
Each of the cairns was enclosed in a setting of kerb stones. Two of the cairns contain cist burials, while another 2 have pits. There are no obvious burials within the other four cairns.

Interestingly, the area around the stone circle had been burned before the stones were erected.

Excavations in 1934 were inconclusive, as the site had been disturbed, but archaeologists did uncover a flint knife and burned bones.

Visiting Cullerlie
Cullerlie is located on a minor road off the B9125, just south of Garlogie. There is a small layby for parking, and information signs on the site.

MORE PHOTOS
Approaching the stone circle
Approaching the stone circle
A burial cairn within the circle
A burial cairn within the circle
Another of the cairns, inside the circle of standing stones
Another of the cairns inside the circle
Looking across the centre of the circle
Looking across the centre of the circle