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Address: Main St, Aberlemno Village, Aberlemno, Scotland

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These Pictish stones in Aberlemno are immediately adjacent to the Brechin to Forfar road, with another in the local churchyard. If travelling any distance to view them, a visit to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 21, 2016
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Planned a recent cycle route to pass through Aberlemno and visit the stone carvings, perhaps get a photo etc, on a beautiful November day. After 15km I reached the village, but incredibly dissapointed to find every single stone is now boxed in completely by solid green wood, and not in any way visible at all. So, absolutely zero reasons to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

There is a church with parking in the back and the stone is in the grave yard. Very nice the original. Then at the Elementary School is a reconstructed stone from the original the cemetery, but with perfect carvings. But down the road from the school are two more stones; one Pictish stone and one cross, you have to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

The roadside and graveyard stones are three of the most iconic Pictish Stones. Highly recommended for any Pictish enthusiast. The stones are covered over in the winter time by wooden boxes to protect them from the elements, so visit during the summer months to avoid disappointment!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Aberlemno is a small hamlet with a huge history. The Pictish stones here are some of the best examples in Scotland. There is one in the yard of the church in the village. It is worth seeing for the excellent carvings of hunting scene and the unusual "z-rod." Also, lots of interesting tombstones in the churchyard. The other three stones... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

These Pictish stones in Aberlemno are immediately adjacent to the Brechin to Forfar road, with another in the local churchyard. If travelling any distance to view them, a visit to these stones should be combined with visits to Pictavia, the Pictish Heritage Centre at the Brechin Castle Centre, and also to Brechin Cathedral which has several stones inside the building,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

The truth is - They are stones. Unless you have done your homework and read about the important history of what are stunningly old, well preserved items, then you will get there and realise they are, well, stones. Read before you come is my advice! Parking is great and well signposted - do walk to the churchyard for a further... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Aberlemno pictic stones date from 6th to 9th century. On a quiet side road, with parking facility and an explanatory text next to them. The stones in the church graveyard are the nicest. Not far from here we found another: Eassie Pictic Stone. Further down the road.. Inside a grave yard, and inside the church without a roof and... More 

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Mallow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2014

The tiny hamlet of Aberlemno contains four Pictish stones - three by the roadside and the fourth, a magnificent cross slab, in the churchyard. One of the roadside ones has a lively hunting scene and the churchyard one a wonderfully vivid battle scene, possibly a depiction of the battle of Dun Nechtain, AD685. All have more or less well-preserved carvings... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Well find it and stop there... It has definitely got the feel of history and there are not many other pieces, which you can touch and enjoy without crowds of people. You can also see some nice symbols on it.

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