Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone

[Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone - Pictish symbols]

The three metre-high stone in Fowlis Wester is one of Scotland's tallest symbol stones, with a cross on one side and with several Pictish symbols on the other. A Z-rod, double disc and several people and animals are included in the symbols; the carvings probably date to the eighth or ninth centuries. Actually, the stone in the village square is a replica placed in the stone's original location, while the original can be found in the local parish church. Apparently the church is open during daylight hours - not so on our visit...

[Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone - cross face]

Name: Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone ☆☆☆
Location (replica)Fowlis Wester village square (original inside nearby church), G.R.: NN 928241 / commented passions sprouted
Open: Replica: always; Original: daylight hours, theoretically...
Cost: Free

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