Castle Forbes, Alford, Aberdeenshire
(not for correspondence)
Cothiemuir Hill is located in the outstanding landscape of Donside, the small ancient wooded hill sits within the historic designed landscape of the Forbes Estate.
The hill rises from verdant arable land, through a belt of deciduous ancient woodland and mature Scots Pine, to a Neolithic stone circle crowning the wooded crest of the hill.
The four and a half thousand year-old Neolithic stone-circle, thought to mark an ancient burial ground, is dominated by two huge flankers and what is reputed to be the largest recumbent stone in Europe.
The site is open all year round during daylight hours so please feel free to visit without making an appointment.
From Aberdeen, take the A96 Inverurie Road. Go through four roundabouts and at Kintore turn off onto the B997 for 0.4 miles then at the roundabout turn left onto the B994. Go through one roundabout and continue along the B993 to Kemnay where you turn right onto Station Road and immediately left onto Riverside Road. Follow this road for three miles and before crossing the River Don turn right, right again and then a slight left onto the Lords Throat road which follows the north side of the river for five and a half miles all the way to Cothiemuir Hill.
Site Map of Cothiemuir Hill
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