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Sculptor's Cave - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Sculptor's Cave

Sculptor's Cave is located on a beach of the Moray Firth, near Covesea. Lying below the beachside cliffs, the cave is accessible via two separate passages. There is evidence that this cave was an important place of ritual practice in the past. Bronze Age artifacts and clay pottery have been found within the cave and more disturbingly, a large number of human remains, predominantly those of children.

Attractions Near Sculptor's Cave

Hopeman East Beach
Hopeman East Beach3.01km from Sculptor's Cave

Hopeman East Beach forms a vast sandy paradise along the north coast of Cornwall. The local osprey and crocodile populations are also ideal places for bird watching and swimming. The beach often gets large waves, making it a popular spot for surfers. It is also a popular destination for walkers, with a coastal path passing the beach.

Duffus Castle
Duffus Castle3.73km from Sculptor's Cave

Duffus Castle is a Norman motte and bailey castle augmented by a later stone keep. The original Norman motte and bailey fortress was composed of an impressive earthwork mound standing out from the low-lying Leigh of Moray, surrounded by a timber palisade. The castle was substantially rebuilt in the thirteenth century including construction of the large Keep seen today. Duffus was attacked on numerous occasions but remained in use until the eighteenth century.

Moray Golf Club
Moray Golf Club5.35km from Sculptor's Cave

Moray Golf Club is situated in Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland. The club has two eighteen-hole courses appropriately called the Old Course and the New Course. The club has played host to many championships, both amateur and professional. The old and new courses were designed by Old Tom Morris and Henry Cotton respectively.

East beach
East beach6.32km from Sculptor's Cave

This pebbly beach continues into sand when walking in a westward direction. Admire the pretty dunes and look out for birds and the famous resident Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins. It has traditionally been a popular location for surfers. There are also so many things to do here.

Lossiemouth East Beach
Lossiemouth East Beach6.4km from Sculptor's Cave

This lovely stretch of beach, backed by grassy dunes lies approximately mid-way between Nairn and Banff, at the mouth of the River Lossie. The sand is soft and clean and the sea along this stretch of coastline is relatively clear so it would be perfect for swimming if only it was a wee bit warmer. The east beach has become something of a mecca for both wildlife enthusiasts and surfers, with the former hoping to see pods of bottlenose dolphins and the latter enjoying the powerful waves brought in

Burghead Well
Burghead Well6.58km from Sculptor's Cave

Burghead Well stands in the north-eastern corner of what was once a great Pictish fort. Three huge ramparts and ditches cut off the headland heading into the Moray Firth. Behind them lay an inner fort, dating to about AD 500. Burghead may have served as a Pictish navy base, but it was destroyed by fire in the 800s.

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Moray is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. It lies in the north-east of the country, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland.