Grampian - Prehistoric Sites

Included in this category of our heritage guide to Grampian are Pictish carved stones and crosses - one of the most fascinating features of the Aberdeenshire and Moray region. Grampian is extraordinarily rich in 'ancient' sites, with numerous examples of cairns, burial mounds, and stone circles dotted about the landscape. Why is the region so well-supplied with these ancient monuments? One simple answer is that Aberdeenshire and Moray were settled earlier and more densely than the Highland regions to the north and west. The sheer weight of numbers of ancient peoples resulted in much greater numbers of ancient sites that survive today.











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The Loch Leven Hotel

The Loch Leven Hotel
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This 1st century British ruler was the model for Shakespeare's Cymbeline



18 January, 1486

Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth is the daughter of Edward IV. The marriage efectively united the Houses of York and Lancaster, ending the Wars of the Roses

Guy Fawkes attempted to blow this king up on 5 November, 1605





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The Garden Flat, Fort William

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