Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

Aberlemno, United Kingdom

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno. The stones with Pictish carvings variously date between about AD 500 and 800.

Aberlemno 1, 3 and 5 are located in recesses in the dry stone wall at the side of the road in Aberlemno. Aberlemno 2 is found in the Kirkyard, 300 yards south of the roadside stones. In recent years, bids have been made to move the stones to an indoor location to protect them from weathering, but this has met with local resistance and the stones are currently covered in the winter.

Aberlemno 4, the Flemington Farm Stone was found 30 yards from the church, and is now on display in the McManus Galleries, Dundee.



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Aberlemno, United Kingdom
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Founded: 500-800 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom


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Ralph van Roosmalen (16 months ago)
Nice to visit if you are in the neighborhood. It is just a short walk to the church where you also will find a stone. The gate is (probably) closes but you can enter the area around the church and visit the stone.
Sam March (17 months ago)
Nothing that I would go out my way for, but was passing through so took a look. They are cool, but nothing special. The car park is in some community hall type complex, looks like a house, but it isn’t. Only go if your going that way.
Simon Robson (17 months ago)
Marvelous example of Pictish stones. It’s amazing that you can touch something that is thousands of years old. Good signage explaining the stones, but getting to each of the stones is challenging, ie crossing and walking down roads. If you are close… take a quick detour to see these stones.
Eva Hines (18 months ago)
Very cool quick stop, not sure if it’s worth going out of your way to see it, but definitely a cool site!
Lee Maden (18 months ago)
Beautiful stones very little else around to see
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