Isle of Albion
Photographed: Saturday 3rd July 2010
Site rating:

Duddo Five Stones is a small stone circle, around 10 metres in diameter, that stands atop a small hill. The stones are large, standing between 2.3 and 1.5 metres. The stones are marked by deep grooves, supposedly the result of severe weather erosion.

Duddo Five Stones command a stunning view of the surrounding fields and countryside, with Scotland visible in the far distance. The hilltop position provides a dramatic setting that adds considerably to the stature and ambience of the site.

Duddo Five Stones are approached via a path skirting the edge of the surrounding fields. The walk takes about 20 or 30 minutes, and the pleasant views and tranquil surroundings set the mood nicely. On a pleasant day, this is a very relaxing and enjoyable stroll through peaceful countryside.

A local legend tells how five men were caught by god digging turnips on the Sabbath. In his anger, he turned them to stone. The ringleader was knocked over by the shock, but now stands upright since a re-erection in the early part of the 20th Century.