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Glazed

Had seen photos of this and wondered what it was. Well preserved and informative plaque detailing... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Brian C
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Enormous and ancient

This is a huge Pictish carved stone: 6m tall and intricately carved. It is outside, housed in a... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
301lisa33
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible1%
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Forres, Forres Grid Ref NJ o46 595, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe more people don't rate this a 5 star because it is an astonishing ancient monument. The carving on the 21 foot high standing stone is superb - the artistry and skill! It's a two minute detour, with easy parking right beside it,...More

Thank Scotlandmac
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Had seen photos of this and wondered what it was. Well preserved and informative plaque detailing likely origins of the stone and it's carvings.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is a huge Pictish carved stone: 6m tall and intricately carved. It is outside, housed in a glass case, so can be visited at any time. The interpretation boards are useful and informative, explaining the stone's significance

Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed July 10, 2018

On the edge of Forres not far from Inverness is this magnificent Pictish stone that stands over 21 ft tall. On all sides are detailed carvings of an ancient battle. This stone is said to one of a pair but so far only one has...More

Thank robinred0
Reviewed June 12, 2018

It's one standing stone nicely preserved in a tasteful glass case. It's not Alton Towers (thank goodness) but it is a beauty which will please history buffs reading up on Pictish culture and hopefully inspire amateurs like myself to discover more of our rich history.

Thank Michael Stuart E
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I have passed this lots of times on the way to Aberdeen, and finally stopped to see it. Its quite fascinating and worth stopping if you are passing, with some good story boards about the history of the stone, but I wouldnt go out of...More

Thank Kelpie48
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is a memorable monument but I don't recommend it to tourists. It has a lot of significance, but it's not a touristy spot.

Thank arjavparikh
Reviewed April 19, 2018

A great little place to visit - an enormous (over 20 feet high) Pictish standing stone set behind glass that is surely unique. Accompanied by informative boards commentating on history and legend. Easy to park and view at the edge of the local housing area.

Thank sja1961
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old pre history carved stone. Amazing example of Pictish carved stone. Just a pity that our ancestors history has all but been wiped out.

Thank Oldelgin
Reviewed February 12, 2018

i have visited Forres almost yearly since childhood,back in the day there was no glass case and you could actually touch this unique piece of Scottish history from times of old,even with the glass case this monument is well worth seeing,if your in Forres you...More

Thank shaun r
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