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

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Raúl Fabregat (3 months ago)
It just amazing to see how these stones erected by the Picts have been standing for more than a millenium. So much history in them.
Alison Greig (4 months ago)
Good to see the Stones and plenty of parking across the road.
John Emery (4 months ago)
Fascinating Pictish standing stones
Sarah Takahashi (6 months ago)
Beautiful gothic cemetery and wee church that’s home to the churchyard Pictish cross with battle scene on the back, would highly recommend to potential visitors who appreciate gothic cemeteries and Pictish history.
Amy Braithwaite (12 months ago)
Unfortunately we tried to visit in the winter when the stones are completely boxed in. It would have been good if the signs could have reflected this before getting to Aberlemno.
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