Sunhoney Stone Circle
Sunhoney Stone Circle
A large stone circle consisting of 11 standing stones and 1 recumbent stone. The circle is just under 27 metres in diameter. Within the circle is the remains of a cairn about 0.3 metres high and 7 metres diameter. Interestingly, excavations have shown that there was a pyre (presumably a funeral pyre) in the centre of the circle, and 8 distinct deposits of burnt bones.
The recumbent stone is worth a close look. It is huge, at over 5.3 metres long. The upper surface, which would have faced outward from the circle when the stone was upright, is covered with 7 cup marks. There is another stone circle just up the B9119 at Balblair, and another at Cullerlie, about 4 miles away.