Maiden Stone

[Maiden Stone from the east side]

This 3-metre tall cross-slab is one of Aberdeenshire's most impressive Pictish stones, not far from the A96 a few miles north-west of Inverurie. The stone features intriguing Pictish symbols plus (possibly) a Biblical depiction of Jonah and whales. Local folklore tells that the stone was once a maiden, turned to stone after losing a bet with the devil. We can't quite see the likeness, but pay a visit and decide for yourself...

[Maiden Stone from the west side]

Name: Maiden Stone ☆☆☆
Location: Minor road a mile west of Chapel of Garioch, G.R.: NJ 704247 / just intrigues maps
Open: Always
Cost: Free

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