A village in an Aberdeenshire parish of the same name, Lumphanan lies 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Torphins and 27 miles (43 km) west of Aberdeen. The village developed as a railway settlement in the 19th Century, but its church, rebuilt in 1762 and enlarged in 1851, is thought to have been originally dedicated to St Finan in pre-Reformation times. To the southwest is the Peel of Lumphanan, a flat-topped mound or motte on which there was once a 13th-century fortification and a 15th century manor house called Halton House which remained standing until 1782. A cairn known as Macbeth's Cairn, situated between Lumphanan and Perkhill to the northwest, marks the spot where Malcolm Canmore is said to have killed Macbeth and on 21st July 1296 King Edward I of England is thought to have received the submission of Sir John de Malevill at the Peel of Lumphanan.

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