Eagle Rock, Cramond
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
One theory, which has as much plausability as the Roman interpretation, is that the carving is part of a pagan shrine, possibly to the god Cernunnos or Ogmios. In any case the carving appears much more likely to represent a human figure, bearing a club over one shoulder, than an eagle.
The carving is some 3.5 feet tall, and 2.5 feet wide at the base. The carving stands out over 4 inches from the rock surface, which may account for the weathering which has so badly affected it. It has also been much defaced, leaving little more than a faint outline.
About Eagle Rock, Cramond
Address: Cramond, Lothian, Scotland
Attraction Type: Roman Site - Carved Stone
Location: Just west of Cramond off the A90. Access via a pathway from South Queensferry, under the railway bridge, into the Dalmeny Castle estate, then along the shore path for over a mile.
Website: Eagle Rock, Cramond
Photo Credit: Richard Webb, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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