Houstry Standing Stone

A mysterious standing stone with unknown origins - and one of the tallest in Caithness.

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  • A few metres from the roadside.


  • None available nearby - try to find somewhere which does not inconvenience locals and will allow farm traffic / emergency services to pass.


  • Fitness Level 1: Very Easy
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible

Additional Information

Little is known about the Houstry Stone, leaving plenty of room for your imagination to run wild. The remains of a broch and hut circles can be seen to the north of the stone, and views to the Caithness hills beyond.

You can find out more about Houstry Standing Stone, as well as other archaeological and historical sites, on Canmore, Scotland's historic environment record.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Houstry Standing Stone is one of the tallest in Caithness, at over 2m high.

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