Cullerlie Stone Circle

Echt, United Kingdom

Cullerlie stone circle, also known as the Standing Stones of Echt, consists of eight irregular stones of red granite arranged at approximately equal intervals to form a circle of 10.2 m diameter, enclosing the same number of small cairns. 

At the time that the circle was built in the second millennium BC, the surrounding landscape was characterised by wet bogs, and the stones were transported to the site from higher ground some distance away. The tallest of the stones marks the north side of the circle. A 2004 survey of the site discovered that several of the stones had been carved with previously unnoticed cup marks.

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Founded: 2000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Suzy Cat (2 years ago)
One of my favourite stone circles in the area around Aberdeen. No recumbent stone or flankers here. So peaceful & relaxing. Thanks to our Ancestors ❤
Kes Wells (3 years ago)
Very well maintained..easy to access from road with nearby parking. Great site to visit in Aberdeenshire
Donnie Mann (3 years ago)
Difficult to rate something like this, but it was clean, grass well cut, and useful interesting info boards. The site is just a simple Bronze-Age stone circle. Archeologically interesting, but there's not really any other reason to visit. It's free though, and there's a good sized layby for parking.
BringItOnGames (3 years ago)
A nice find if you interested in historical places and items. Place has parking on side of the road next to the entrance.
2 Cats (3 years ago)
Love all ancient stone circles. This one is different to most in the North East. Not a recumbent, and it has multiple burial sites within the larger standing stones. Worth a visit.
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