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Sueno's Stone, Forres

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Sueno's Stone is a Picto-Scottish Class III standing stone on the north-easterly edge of Forres in Moray and is the largest surviving Pictish style cross-slab stone of its type in Scotland, standing 6.5 metres (21 feet) in height. It is situated on a raised bank on a now isolated section of the former road to Findhorn. The stone is named after Sweyn Forkbeard, but this association has been challenged and it has also been associated with the killing of King Dubh mac Ailpin in Forres in 966. The stone was erected c. 850–950 but by whom and for what, is unknown.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • An interesting point of history for the discerning traveler. Information panels give an insight into what is believed to be the stone's history - intriguing!
  • If you like seeing ancient stones, this is a good one. Amazingly detailed carving.

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