Standing Stones.

Standing Stones are a prominent site across the globe, and here in Caithness is no exception.
Standing Stones of Get
Standing Stones of Get

A fine collection of Standing Stones sit atop Garrywhin Hillfort, on the East Coast of Caithness, close to Cairn O' Get and the Whaligoe Steps. Image Courtesy of Chris Sinclair Photography

The Lone Stone
The Lone Stone

The most Northerly stone in the arrangement looking North Image Courtesy of Chris Sinclair Photography

Cairn O Get
Cairn O Get

The route map to Cairn O'Get showing the stones behind

Standing Stones of Get
Standing Stones of Get

A fine collection of Standing Stones sit atop Garrywhin Hillfort, on the East Coast of Caithness, close to Cairn O' Get and the Whaligoe Steps. Image Courtesy of Chris Sinclair Photography

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Standing Stones of Get


An excellent example of Standing Stones in Caithness. These are situated atop the Ironage Garrywhin Hillfort in the hamlet of Ulbster, (between Wick and Lybster on the Caithness east coast). The walk to them is relatively easy, with only minor boggy sections.

Hill O Many Stanes
Hill O Many Stanes

An aerial image of this 4000 year old site, courtesy of Sinclair Aerial Surveys Ltd

Facing South West
Facing South West

Image courtesy of Chris Sinclair Photography

Route from A99
Route from A99

Hill O Many Stanes
Hill O Many Stanes

An aerial image of this 4000 year old site, courtesy of Sinclair Aerial Surveys Ltd

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Hill O Many Stanes


A south-facing hillside on the east coast of Caithness, this site has over 200 upstanding stones, none taller than 1m. They are arranged in a fan shaped patter, believed to be from Bronze Age times, as this ties in with similar sites in Brittany. There are no other similar stone arrangements in the UK. Some researchers believe they are a means of mapping lunar cycles, why don't you visit and see what you think.

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Standing Stone of Houstry
Standing Stone of Houstry

A large Monolith with views to the boundary hills of Caithness. Image Courtesy of Iain MacLean

How to Get to Houstry Stone
How to Get to Houstry Stone

This Stone awaits at the end of a 3 mile drive, on the Houstry turn off, just North of Dunbeath. The standing stone is obvious as you draw near, and only a 200m hike off the road.

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Houstry Stone


A large monolith situated in the area of Smerral, in fairly close proximity to the Guidebest Stone Circle. The 2 sites could well be linked. 

North Bilbster Stone
North Bilbster Stone

A fairly large stone, standing at around 8ft tall, and 4ft wide. This is situated in a field on farmland midway between Wick and Watten. Image Courtesy of David Foreman

North Bilbster Stone
North Bilbster Stone

A fairly large stone, standing at around 8ft tall, and 4ft wide. This is situated in a field on farmland midway between Wick and Watten. Image Courtesy of David Foreman

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North Bilbster Stone


A Large stone standing in a field off Bilbster Mains. It stands around 8ft high by 4ft wide.