Croft Moraig Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 3 phases of development spanning 1000 years
The stone circle was excavated in 1965. The investigation concluded that the site was built in 3 phases. First was a ring of 14 timber uprights with a gap on one side, like a horseshoe. There was a single timber post just inside the opening, and 2 lines of 3 posts in the south east that look like a ceremonial passage. At the centre of the horseshoe was a stone with remains of burnt bone beside it, perhaps suggesting a hearth.
But when were the circles built? The only evidence comes from sherds of Neolithic pottery from the second phase of construction. This pottery has been dated to around 3000 BC. The 3 phases of construction may have ben spread out over as much as 1000 years.
Finds from the site, including the pottery, are now held by the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (now the National Museums Scotland).
There is no dedicated parking area. What I did was park on the verge along the farm drive, taking care to pull wel away from the driveway entrance to allow farm vehicles to pass easily.
About Croft Moraig Stone Circle
Address: Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On south side of the A827 at Croftmoraig Farm, 4 miles west of Aberfeldy. Limited parking beside the farm drive.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Bolfracks Garden - 1 miles (Garden)
Castle Menzies - 1.5 miles (Historic House)
Aberfeldy, St Andrew's Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Aberfeldy Water Mill - 2.5 miles (Museum)
Kenmore Follies - 3 miles (Historic Building)
Scottish Crannog Centre - 3.4 miles (Museum)
Acharn Hermitage - 4.6 miles (Historic Building)
Grandtully, St Mary's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Croft Moraig Stone Circle:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
22 Atholl Road
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01796 472215