Grampian - Prehistoric Sites

This page Rodney's Stone - White Cow Wood Cairn

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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Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel

Macdonald Pittodrie House Hotel
Inverurie, Grampian

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Set in a Highland Estate of over 2400 acres in the mountain shadow of Bennachie, Pittodrie House offers a unique atmosphere which is great for weekend, romantic or family breaks. … more >>

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Janny's Cottage

This wonderful detached cottage is located three miles from Fort William in a rural setting in the Scottish Highlands, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
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