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 8 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 7 cup marks. There is another stone circle just up the B9119 at Balblair, and another at Cullerlie, about 4 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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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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