Aberlemno Sculptured Stones, Aberlemno

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  • You have to leave the car in a parking lot that has utilities, an explanatory panel and playing a stones pictas which lies between the tombstones of the cemetery of the Church of the village. The remaining 3 are on the opposite side of the road. Each one has its corresponding explanatory panel. In winter they can not see is since they cover them to protect them from the weather. It is worth to see them in their original location.
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  • The stones are easily accessible from the parking lot built for tourists coming to see them. Children from the nearby school have even made a small booklet giving some explanations base on the stones, including explaining that they are one of the few remnants of a people still very unknown. Some stones are more eroded than others, and they are not visible in the winter, covered to keep from being even more damaged. I think that the interest arises especially for those passionate about the history of Scotland before the Scots.
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  • These are three standing stones on one side of the road and another standing in front of the town church, perhaps a half mile away. They are Pictish and some information is provided via a small sign. ...  more »
  • If you don't know what these are you won't find them interesting but telling people not to bother only shows your lack of knowledge. Please, read about Picts and their stones! These are stones carved by the ancestral people of the Scots back in the 6th to 9th centuries. If that doesn't impress you, think harder. It's the year 500. What type of tools could you use to carve a piece of stone so intricately? What story are you going to tell? Even more fascinating - other Pictish stones show signs of being painted! I took a star off because there is no warning they are coming up on the side of the road, they are easy to miss and it's difficult to turn around on these narrow roads. Although parking is marked it is confusing. Also, please note two of the stones are on the side of the main road. They make for a dangerous walk for children of any age and the elderly. I saw a sign that stated a printed guide to the stones was for sale in the small building but I didn't query. Perhaps better organization would help this site?
  • A glorious representation of Pictish culture and well worth the visit depending on your interests.
  • Nothing special, but ticked off the to do list.
  • In Scotland the past is omnipresent
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  • Does not deserve to make a big detour.
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