A chalybeate well, one of only a handful in Scotland, the Red Well water is a natural mineral spring well with iron content which gives the water its distinctive red colouring.
In former times, people would drink from the well as they thought the waters had healing properties. In fact, Mary, Queen of Scots, and then Queen Victoria were known to enjoy drinking the waters of chalybeate springs in the Banchory Deeside district.
The Red Well dome is thought to have been constructed in Roman times, though would have been known to Pictish and iron age people prior to this.
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