This cairn stands on the floodplain of the River Tummel as it sweeps past Pitlochry and measures approximately 16.0m in diameter, reaching a height of around 2.0m at the centre. Around it’s base are the remains of an elliptical stony bank approximately 3.5m wide, most obvious to the NW but now very faint to the SE. Overall this bank measures around 31.0m by 28.5m NW-SE. An apparent ditch between this bank and the mound may have occurred naturally over the years.
It is said that around the cairn there used to be a ring of standing stones, but that these were removed around 1840 to repair the river embankment, suggesting that this may originally have been a stone circle with central cairn.
OS Map for Dunfallandy
OS Explorer map 386/OL49
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