In the walled garden you will find stone mushrooms, or that’s what they resemble.
These Stathel Stanes, (aka Rick Stones or Staddle Stones) were used in the old times as bases for corn ricks in order to keep them off the wet ground, improve ventilation and to provide an impediment to rats and mice from eating the hard-won grain.
Sometimes entire granaries were balanced on such foundations. Ours keep falling over so I can’t think how they built granaries on them.
Would you like to learn more about Kincardine Castle & Estate? Please get in touch with our friendly team for more information.
Some kind words from our previous guests…
“Sincere thanks for all your hospitality, and for those thoughtful touches; a quilt for a sleepy six-year-old; a little chat with someone sitting alone; deep local knowledge that helps tease out a memory from another.”