History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The name of the stone is traditionally said to commemorate a victory of Malcolm II over a Danish force under a leader named Camus, who was killed in the battle.
An alternative version of the story suggests that the name Camus comes from the Gaelic word for a bend, or crook, a reference to the shape of the stone.
The stone is made of quartzose micaceous schist and stands 5'9" high. There are field stones heaped loosely at the stone's base.
There are two cup and ring marks, each with a cup surrounded by up to five concentric ring marks. Between them are more cup marks.
Camus's Stone can be found just off the B9012 up a track to Inverugie. Stop at the steading and the stone is in a copse of trees just beyond. According to OS maps, there is a burial cairn a very short way north of Inverugie, a few minutes walk from the stone.
While you are in the area it is worthwhile to stop at the old 14th-century ruined kirk in Duffus.
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About Camus's Stone
Address: Duffus, Moray, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just beyond Inverugie south of Hopeman and west of Duffus, off the B9012.
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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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Duffus, St Peter's Kirk and Parish Cross - 1.1 miles (Historic Church)
Duffus Castle - 1.6 miles (Castle)
Burghead Well - 2.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Burghead Promontory Fort - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Quarry Wood Henge - 3.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Spynie Palace - 4.7 miles (Historic Building)
Moray Motor Museum - 4.7 miles (Museum)
Elgin Museum - 5.1 miles (Museum)
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