Near Bennachie (1619 ft.) are stone circles and monoliths supposed to be of Druidical origin.
A rescript of Augustus forbade Roman citizens to practise druidical rites.
Druidical and other British antiquities are numerous in the district.
There are remains of ancient chapels, Danish duns and Druidical circles on the island.
As in the case of Stonehenge, the purpose for which the Avebury monument was erected has been the source of much difference of opinion among antiquaries, Dr Stukely (Stonehenge a Temple restored to the British Druids, 1740) regarding it as a Druidical temple, while Fergusson (Rude Stone Monuments, 1872) believed that it, as well as Silbury Hill, marks the site of the graves of those who fell in the last Arthurian battle at Badon Hill (A.D.