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047 Standing Stone, Eldbotle Wood, Dirleton.

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This solitary standing stone is located west of Marina Villa in Eldbotle Wood to the north of Dirleton. It stands adjacent to an old WW2 observation building however access is difficult as the site is surrounded by a 2.00m high fence topped with razor-wire. The height of the stone is approx. 1.80m.

From Yellow Craigs parking area, north of Dirleton, proceed to the shore and head west towards Edinburgh. Once past Marina Villa, follow the narrow footpath just above the high tide line. After a few minutes walk look for a faint trail heading left, into the woodland. Proceed uphill until a flat track is reached. The stone is in the fenced area to the east.

Public car park at Yellow Craigs.

It was a visit to Steve's web site, Ancient Lothian, that drew my attention to this stone. The stone is located on obviously private land with the area being surrounded by a high fence. I had been at the same located some years previously but cannot recall the stone at that time. Whether the stone is a recent modern erection or an genuine antiquity is not clear. Note: A later visit revealed the stone to be a grave marker of commemorative stone

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Quick Info
Type: Other Stone
Nearest Town: North Berwick
Nearest Village:
Landranger Sheet 66
O.S. Explorer Sheet 351
Grid Reference: NT 5025 8593
GPS Reference: ELDBTL

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050 Piper's Stone, The Green, Dirleton.

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