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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Knipoch Hotel

Knipoch Hotel
Oban, Strathclyde

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Nestling beside Loch Feochan in Argyll Scotland lies Knipoch Hotel (pronounced neepoch -och as in loch). With its original structure dating back to 1592 this four star country house hotel …

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Portree (Self catering)
Tigh na Creag, Portree

Tigh na Creag

This is a very well presented detached cottage situated on a hillside on the magical Isle of Skye, 12 miles from Portree and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Spean Bridge (Self catering)
Alba Ben View, Spean Bridge

Alba Ben View

This cottage is located in the village of Spean Bridge near Fort William and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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