Sueno's Stone
Sueno's Stone
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Nancy R
Doncaster, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Well worth the short detour from the A96 - a piece of history well preserved and interestingly documented - fascinating
Written 17 February 2023
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ScottishTemplar
Edinburgh, UK1,799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a massive stone, now surrounded in glass to protect it from the weather. The stonework is impressive and the information sign states this is the largest standing Pictish stone in Scotland.
Written 29 July 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This enormous Pictish Stone and cross slab is over 7m tall and is the largest ever found. The tone contains ornate and unique carving with a narrative of a battle and the subsequent beheading of the defeated army. Although no one knows for sure, the narrative may even be the event leading to unification of Pictish and Dal Riata into the Kingdom of Alba under Kenneth MacAlpin. The monolith is protected behind a glass display and definitely worth seeing if you’re in Moray.
Written 11 June 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
This is a huge pictish monolith which stands more the 6 metre high. Its amazing how they could carve this over 1000 years ago!
Written 16 April 2022
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Monty The Prof
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Fascinating 6.5 metre high 1000+ year old Pictish Stone with intricate carvings of (somewhat gruesome) battle scenes and lovely inter-weaved vines in repeating patterns. Well preserved in a glass casing with good explanatory / historical signage
Written 1 August 2021
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Jamie
Glasgow, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Great piece of history well worth a quick visit . Carvings see so detailed for amount of time that has passed . Do not miss this small detour .
Written 20 July 2021
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Sally W
Montrose, UK385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
Awesome. The scale of the stone, the detial of the carvings, its sole existence. Amazing and wonderful. Creatively prorefted from further weather damage and very easy to locate. See something different every time you look.
Written 15 November 2020
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Coastal443174
Gateshead, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
What an amazing piece of history. Looks even more magnificent housed inside the glass protection. Enjoyed spending time looking at this stone with my children. Very interesting and worth a visit.
Written 7 June 2020
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Found just at the eastern edge of the town, by the main A96 road, running E-W through Forres.
An impressive ancient structure. Unique in Scotland, as it's the tallest Pictish stone of its type in the country, at 7-8m tall (22'+) . Protected from the elements and graffiti by a large glass encasement, which in itself is impressive.
Possibly named after Sweyn Forkbeard, a Scandinavian King from approx. 1000 AD.
Written 6 December 2019
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Standing over 6 metres high, Sueno’s stone is Scotland’s tallest surviving cross-slab, and is one of the most richly carved examples of Pictish art in Scotland. I suppose in someways it’s a shame that it is kept in a glass box, but I fully understand the reasons why, and the aforementioned glass box is a splendid thing in its own right.
Written 9 October 2019
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