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Innesmill - Highland, Scotland
Stone Circle
National Grid Reference: NJ 289 641

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How To Get There

Following the A96(T) east out of Elgin pass through the village of Lhanbryde. Just before you reach some woods take a left turn signed for Urquhart. Pass through Urquhart. The circle is at the next cross-roads, just left of the road.

Probably not worth going out of your way to see, but if you're passing by Elgin then worth the detour. The stones of this now ruined circle are satisfyingly large, but only five remain standing. It is possible that this is all that now remains of a recumbent stone circle. The surviving stones are typically graded and there is historical reference to an "alter stone" (the recumbent?).

The photograph above was taken not long after first light during our stay in the area last year. We were heading out towards the Clava Cairns and as the sun was just about up by the time we reached the area we thought it worth going a couple of miles out of our way. I'd like to return for a proper look around and see if I can find any of the cup marks that are supposed to decorate one of the stones.

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