Aberlemno Sculptured Stones

  • Aberlemno, Angus


Witness a battle and a hunt at this magnificent range of sculptured stones, featuring some of the finest surviving Pictish carving. 

There are four stones with Pictish carvings in the village of Aberlemno, variously dating between about AD 500 and 800. Three stand on a roadside, while one stands in the village churchyard. They comprise: 

  • a leaning, reused prehistoric standing stone 
  • an unshaped boulder bearing traces of two symbols 
  • a magnificent cross-slab 
  • a sandstone cross-slab in the churchyard 

The stones show a range of carvings, from characteristic Pictish symbols to overtly Christian iconography. 

Opening times

The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are free to visit.

Please note, the stones are covered with wooden boxes from the end of September until early April for their protection against the elements.

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