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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Tulloch Castle

Tulloch Castle
Dingwall, Highlands and Islands

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This battle took place on or about 8 January 871 between King Alfred and a Danish army



22 June, 1535

Bishop John Fisher executed by Henry VIII

Bishop Fisher refused to sanction Henry's marriage with Anne Boleyn.

This king was born Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt





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Staffa, Strontian

Staffa

This quality log cabin near Strotian sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Riverview Cottage, Poolewe

Riverview Cottage

Sitting room with wood/coal burner and arch to dining room with patio doors to garden. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Twin bedded room. Utility room. Cloakroom/WC. First floor: Double …
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