King Macbeth is Killed at the Battle of Lumphanan

15 August 1057

The Battle of Lumphanan was fought on 15 August 1057, between Macbeth, King of Scotland, 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. The images above show the traditional locations of the Peel of Lumphanan and Macbeth’s Stone, respectively.