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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New Inn Hotel

New Inn Hotel
Ellon, Grampian

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The New Inn Hotel is an historic old coaching inn built in 1704 overlooking the River Ythan in Ellon. Among our many facilities we can offer fine dining in The … more >>

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Lairg (Self catering)
Braevaal, Lairg

Braevaal

This attractive, whitewashed cottage is near the village of Lairg in the Scottish Highlands and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Newtonmore (Self catering)
Cottage: HCIN694, Newtonmore

FCH10786

An ideal base for exploring north to the Cairngorm National Park the Whisky Trail and Loch Ness or west to Loch Laggan Fort William and the Great Glen. A wealth …
Sleeps 3

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