Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle

Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle stands in a grassy field to the west of Portlethen in Aberdeenshire. It is one of the best preserved stone circles, and with a complex structure. It stands on a low rise 170 metres north of Aquhorthies steading, and measures a maximum of 25 m from north to south by 23.5 m transversely. The circle originally comprised at least eighteen stones set along the leading edge of a platform encircling a well-defined ring-cairn, 15 m in diameter. Only fourteen of the orthostats still stand, two of them now mere stumps. A second, smaller ring cairn just over three metres across lies in the very centre, but only five of its original kerbstones can still be seen.

Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle with Portlethen beyondThis Google Map shows Aquhorthies Stone Circle
The Recumbent Setting (east flanker missing)Looking north towards the Stone Circle
An elevated panoramic view of Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle