Tyrebagger Stone Circle

Dyce, United Kingdom

Unknown to most Aberdonians, the relatively intact and well preserved Tyrebagger Stone Circle stands on a hillside within a mile or two of busy Aberdeen International Airport. Access to the site will require at least a 10-15 minute walk as it is impossible to reach it directly by car. The closest point where it may be possible to park is outside the Aberdeen Airpark facility in a disused quarry to the east. From there, good farm tracks lead to the stones. The final hundred metres require you to climb the permanently chained gate illustrated below and walk across a field of springy rough pasture.

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Bogenjoss 1, Dyce, United Kingdom
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Founded: 3000-2000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Louise Killingback (13 months ago)
Lovely place great views well worth a vist
Cassie Reynolds-Araji (14 months ago)
Beautiful short stroll and wonderful energy. Loved it here.
Gordon Harper (19 months ago)
One of the most scenic, peaceful around
Nessa M. L. (2 years ago)
Stunning stone circle!
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