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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Fortingall S
Country: Scotland County: Perth and Kinross Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Kenmore  Nearest Village: Fortingall
Map Ref: NN7454746927  Landranger Map Number: 51
Latitude: 56.597405N  Longitude: 4.044849W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Klingon visited on 30th Sep 2017 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 4

custer visited on 27th May 2012 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 4 Sheep are using stones to rub on, Stones are covered in lanolin and sheep wool.



Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.33 Ambience: 3.33 Access: 4

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by bigsweetie : Fortingall stone circles SW - NN 7451 4695 NE - NN 7453 4697 S - NN 7454 4692 Perthshire (Vote or comment on this photo)
Stone Circle in Perthshire

In a field just to the E of the picturesque village of Fortingall, on the banks of the River Lyon, stand three groups of standing stones. Closest to the road are a group of four stones (NE) and a group of three stones (SW), while further into the field, closer to the river, is another group of three (S). All are water-worn, smooth, rounded boulders.

In 1970, the two settings closest to the road (NE & SW) were excavated by archaeologists from Leicester University including Aubrey Burl. It was found that both had been four-poster variants, each comprising of four large stones at the corners of a rectangle, with four smaller stones mid-way between the larger ones. In both cases, the missing five stones had been pushed over and buried deeply in prepared pits at some point in the nineteenth century. The date is known as one of the stones was found to have a Victorian beer bottle under it.

Excavation showed that the SW circle originally had a floor of tiny pebbles within it, and stones of quartz were found by the SSW stone. To the SW of the circle part of an Iron Age jet ring was found. At the centre of the NE circle, a burnt patch containing pieces of charcoal and cremated bone was found.

The S setting wasn't subjected to a full excavation in 1970, but an exploratory excavation at the time revealed a stone hole 4.6m to the NW of the W stone, suggesting a circle of 14.6m in diameter. The three remaining stones stand in an almost straight line aligned SE-NW, but taking into account the stone hole, it would appear that this is the remains of an Aberdeenshire-style recumbent stone circle rather than a stone row or four-poster variant like it's neighbours.

Directions: Head N from Perth on the A9 (sign-posted Inverness). After approximately 30.0km, there is a turn-off to the right (a major junction) onto the A827 for Aberfeldy. Take this turn-off, which curves round and crosses over the A9 to the W. Drive through Logierait, and after about 4.5km turn right at the junction (sign-posted Aberfeldy). This road takes you right to Aberfeldy. Carry on straight into Aberfeldy until you reach a cross-roads with a set of traffic lights.

Turn right here, onto the B846, which you follow for about 8.0km, until you see the turn-off to the left for Fortingall. The circles are approximately 3.5km along this road, in a field to your left, sheltered by trees, but clearly visible from the road. Keep an eye out for Balnacraig farm on your right - the circles are on your left just after here, in the field with the "No Dogs" sign on the gate. There are sometimes cattle in the field, and the eastern circle is sometimes split from it's two neighbours by a low electric fence. Only enter the field if it's empty. It's safe enough to park on the verge of this quiet road.
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Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by Bladup : Fortingall South West. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by Bladup : Fortingall South. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by bigsweetie : Fortingall stone circles SW - NN 7451 4695 NE - NN 7453 4697 S - NN 7454 4692 Perthshire (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by bigsweetie (Vote or comment on this photo)

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by bigsweetie

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by bigsweetie

Fortingall SW NE & S
Fortingall SW NE & S submitted by bigsweetie

fortingall stone
fortingall stone submitted by  :

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by Antonine : 2008

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by Antonine

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by Antonine

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by postman : Site in Perth and Kinross Scotland In truth I'm not really sure which is which stone circle, surely these three sites should be just one.

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by postman : Site in Perth and Kinross Scotland

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by postman

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by postman

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by postman

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by cosmic : South group from North.

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by cosmic : Another view South group from S.

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by cosmic : View of South group from South.

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by cosmic : Viewed from North Stone of S Group.

Fortingall S
Fortingall S submitted by cosmic : South Group from East.

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by cosmic : The red Berlingo is there again. Viewed from South.

Fortingall SW
Fortingall SW submitted by cosmic : Approaching from North

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