Macbeth's Law

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NO202345

The mound looking west

The mound looking north east

The mound looking north east

The mound looking south


It was a cold but bright day when I visited this artificial mound. The farmer's quite happy to give permission to have a look.

The mound is associated with MacBeth (the real one, not the Shakespearean invention) but there's no evidence linking him with this mound other than folk lore. As far as I'm aware it hasn't been excavated so I have no idea whether it's a burial mound or not. Definitely a cairn of some sort but far too small for a castle motte however. Pretty impressive tree on the top!

Date visited 4th March 2005

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