Sunhoney Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Interestingly, excavations have shown that there was a pyre (presumably a funeral pyre) in the centre of the circle, and eight distinct deposits of burnt bones.
The recumbent stone is worth a close look. It is huge, at over 5.3 metres long. The upper surface, which would have faced outward from the circle when the stone was upright, is covered with seven cup marks. There is another stone circle just up the B9119 at Balblair, and another at Cullerlie, about four miles away.
About Sunhoney Stone Circle
Address: B9119, Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the B9119. Park at Sunhoney farm, walk past the house, and follow the field boundary west. The circle is within a clump of trees about 180 metres away.
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, 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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Lang Stane o'Craigearn - 5.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Drum Castle - 5.9 miles (Historic House)
Crathes Castle - 6.1 miles (Historic House)
Monymusk Church - 6.2 miles (Historic Church)
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