Aberdeen – Dundee

Monday 2 July 2018 

After a lovely evening with the Stones, this morning we went for a bike ride along the Aberdeen Esplanade. We then headed along the A90 Coastal Route to Dundee. On the way we stopped at Brechin to see the Cathedral Round Tower. It is only one of two Irish-style round towers still standing in Scotland.  It was built about AD 1100 and was originally free standing but became attached to the Brechin Cathedral in 1806.

We then took a detour along the B9134 to Aberlemno to see the Aberlemno Sculptured Stones, a set of 4 Pictish stones. The most impressive is the Pictish cross slab (because it has a cross carved onto it). The cross stands out a long way from the surrounding stonework and is covered with elaborate decorative interlaced carving. The other side of the stone depicts a battle scene.  Every winter they are covered up to protect them from the weather.

We then continued on the A9 to Dundee and our camp for the night on the Esplanade near  Broughty Ferry, Dundee overlooking the Firth of Tay.

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