Battle of Lumphanan

The Battle of Lumphanan was fought on 15 August 1057, between Macbeth, King of Scots, and Máel Coluim mac Donnchada, the future King Malcolm III. Macbeth was killed, having drawn his retreating forces north to make a last stand. According to tradition, the battle took place near the Peel of Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire. Macbeth's Stone, some 300 metres (980 ft) south-west of the peel, is said to be the stone upon which Macbeth was beheaded.[1]

Battle of Lumphanan
Date15 August 1057
57°07′11″N 2°42′14″W / 57.11974°N 2.70375°W / 57.11974; -2.70375Coordinates: 57°07′11″N 2°42′14″W / 57.11974°N 2.70375°W / 57.11974; -2.70375
Macbeth of Scotland  Máel Coluim mac Donnchada
Battle of Lumphanan is located in Aberdeen
Battle of Lumphanan
Location within Aberdeenshire


  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Macbeth's Stone (17501)". Canmore. Retrieved 7 September 2010.