Killin Stone Circle

Killin, United Kingdom

Killin Stone Circle is a prehistoric stone circle situated at the west end of Loch Tay near the village of Killin.

The stone circle consists of six upright slabs, ranging in height from around 1.4 metres to 1.9 metres. The stones form a flattened circle with a diameter of around 10 metres. The stones are of dark grey schist. The two tallest stones lie next to each other on the southwest quadrant. On the top of the northernmost stone there are three cupmarks.

The stone circle is one of the more westerly examples of a large number of stone circles to be found in central Scotland, many of which consist of six stones. The good condition of this particular stone circle may be due to its position in the grounds of Kinnell House, and it may have been 'restored' in the 18th or 19th century.

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Founded: 2000-1000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Ron Rothammer (12 months ago)
We visited various ancient sites, but this one was by far the best.
Carol Verity (13 months ago)
Nice walk. A little underwhelming but good to do.
Kim Deabill (14 months ago)
Underwhelmed. Unable to go into the field where they are located as loads of sheep. Wasn't expecting Stonehenge but these looked, from afar, more like tombstones. Still it was a pleasant walk from Killin and on to the falls. Downside, midges, but hey it was July.
ScottishExplorer (18 months ago)
An interesting side trip from the Falls of Dockhart and the Viaduct trail be careful when you enter as a lot of the fence is electrified and it's not signposted. Entrance is through the estate pillars and one metal fence. The link for the website is the best bit for the historical side and parking is really only by the town parking unless you drive up the road.
Marcus Harris (2 years ago)
Free to do, just respect the owners gates and land. Wear boots as it's in a sheep/cow field.
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