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“Very interesting piece of history”
Review of Sueno's stone

Sueno's stone
Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in Forres
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed September 27, 2013

This stone really is a stunning piece of ancient history. Easily accessible and car parking adjacent it doesn't take long to slip off the main road. The explanation board deciphers the stone for you, but it is still difficult to believe that people of that time undertook such a massive project. I presume the stone was found where it sits now but it does not say so for definite and it would be useful to know this and how it was found: ie, standing up, laying down?

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We thought it might be difficult to find this but it was not. After barely leaving Forres on A96, there are signs for it (sending you to the left) and you are there in less than a minute. It is largest known sculptured Pictish sculptured stone in the world. This stone is more impressive than all of the stones we saw in Kilmartin. There is a plaque that explains some of the Pictish art on it (make sure to look at all 4 sides). This was so worth the detour!!!!!!!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This enormous stone, enclosed in a glass case to protect it from the elements, can just be seen from the A96 on the outskirts of Forres. It's certainly worth the small detour to look at it properly. There is a good explanation of the stone on a nearby storyboard.The carving is somewhat weathered but it's possible to make out the scenes of a mighty battle - charging cavalry and lines of the beheaded vanquished. Its size alone makes it impressive - it's one of the most remarkable examples of Pictish art in Scotland.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2016
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