Loudon Wood Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The stones are set upon an earthen bank raised about 3/4 metre high. The bank is about 18.5 metres in diameter and is roughly circular. A few of the stones have been dressed.
The recumbent stone remains, along with one flanking stone and two upright stones. Historic Environment Scotland has estimated that it would have taken at least 40 adults working together to drag the recumbent stone up the slope.
The upright stones were originally set up on the inner face of the ring-bank. The interior of the circle may have been excavated for a later timber roundhouse.
About Loudon Wood Stone Circle
Address: Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the A950, three miles west of Mintlaw onto a minor road. Park at Loudon Wood, follow the trail for one mile to the circle.
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Deer Abbey - 1.1 miles (Abbey)
White Cow Wood Cairn - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Aikey Brae Stone Circle - 1.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum - 1.7 miles (Museum)
Old Deer Old Kirk - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Strichen Stone Circle - 3.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Culsh Memorial - 5 miles (Historic Building)
Berrybrae Stone Circle - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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