Tilquhillie Stone Circle
For many years, the reputed existence of a recumbent stone circle at Tilquhillie Castle was treated as little more than a myth. However, following intensive historical research, it is now firmly believed that a recumbent stone circle did indeed once stand in one of the fields southeast of Tilquhillie castle.
Already destroyed by the mid 1800s, two stones - both impressive - are believed still to exist, though neither on the actual site of the circle. The recumbent remains as a massive block, long discarded on to a consumption dyke (pink marker on map). The other, an impressive tapering pillar, possibly a flanker sits in a gap in a dyke almost adjacent to the gate of the castle.
|Maps showing the locations of the two remaining stones|
|The recumbent, abandoned on a dyke||A close-up view of the recumbent stone|
|Another view of the recumbent stone||The flanker, relocated a few metres from Tilquhillie Castle|