Grampian - Prehistoric Sites

Included in this category of our heritage guide to Grampian are Pictish carved stones and crosses - one of the most fascinating features of the Aberdeenshire and Moray region. Grampian is extraordinarily rich in 'ancient' sites, with numerous examples of cairns, burial mounds, and stone circles dotted about the landscape. Why is the region so well-supplied with these ancient monuments? One simple answer is that Aberdeenshire and Moray were settled earlier and more densely than the Highland regions to the north and west. The sheer weight of numbers of ancient peoples resulted in much greater numbers of ancient sites that survive today.

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The Loch Leven Hotel

The Loch Leven Hotel
Ballachulish, Highlands and Islands

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The Chalet at Ben Hiant

A detached wooden lodge in the village of Kilchoan in the Scottish Highlands that can sleep four people in to bedrooms.
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10 Douglas Row

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