History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The stone reaches 3.1 metres (just over 10 feet) and stands stone stands on a slope just under the summit of a low hill. Excavations have revealed that there was once an Iron Age timber hut within the stone circle, though nothing now remains of that.
The recumbent stone is almost 14 feet long, 6.5 feet wide and almost 2 feet thick. The west flanking stone measures 9 feet long while the east stone is much smaller, measuring 6.5 feet long..
Archaeologists also found remains of a large pit filled with small stones, and up to 11 postholes. The postholes may have formed part of a funerary pyre.
About Candle Stane
Address: Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the B9005, two miles north west of Ellon. Turn north by the bridge across Ebrie Burn towards Inverebrie, follow the minor road for 1.5 miles to a school. The stone is to the west of the road.
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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