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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British History Quiz

Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586



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This Day in British History

29 September, 1267

Treaty of Montgomery

Henry III recognizes Llewelyn as Prince of Wales, Llewelyn agrees to pay homage to Henry

Monarch Mayhem

This king lost his baggage in an ill-advised crossing of The Wash



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