History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There was originally a cairn surrounding the stone, and when excavated the cairn revealed decomposed bone remains. At the base of the stone are small stones and boulders (possibly just residue of field clearance).
Several other standing stones are nearby, including the Yarrow Stone just up the road. According to an old story, the Glebe Stone and Yarrow Stone are reminders of a local feud. The stones mark two lords who fell in battle, while their followers were buried in a marshy area in the nearby haugh, or hollow, called the Dead Lake.
The stone is visible from the A708 and access across the field is easy.
About Glebe Stone
Address: Yarrow, Borders, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On the A708 1 mile west of Yarrow. Parking in a small layby.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Yarrow Stone - 0.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Bowhill - 4.7 miles (Historic House)
Traquair House - 5.1 miles (Historic House)
Robert Smail's Printing Works - 5.8 miles (Museum)
Halliwell's House Museum - 7.3 miles (Museum)
Cross Kirk, Peebles - 10.3 miles (Historic Church)
Abbotsford House - 10.5 miles (Historic House)
Neidpath Castle - 10.7 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Glebe Stone:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
23 High Street
Tel: 01721 723 159
Fax: 01750 21886