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Tap O’Noth, Inverurie

Tap O’Noth Grid ref: NJ 484 293 Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet no. 37 20 miles W of Inverurie. The approach to this, the second highest fort in Scotland, involves a somewhat arduous walk from Brae of Scurdargue, approximately 1 ½ miles NW of Rhynie on A941 to Dufftown. The site crowns the conspicuous 562 …

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Barry Hill, Perth

  Barry Hill Perth, NO 262 504; 210 metres Site of a pre-historic fort also where the Battle of Barra was fought in 1308 between King Robert The Bruce and Comyn of Buchan. ‘The most prominent feature of this site is the ruin of a very large and strong wall, originally timber-laced and now partly …

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Dunnideer, Aberdeen

Dunnideer – Vitrified Fort Grid ref: NJ 612 281 Ordnance Survey Landranger series sheet no. 37 12 miles NW of Inverurie. Access to the group of monuments on Dunnideer Hill is by a signposted footpath from minor road from Insch to Clashindarroch Forrest about 1 mile W of Insch , off the B 992. The …

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Clickhimin, Shetland

Clickhimin Broch Location: 1 mile SW of Lerwick, Shetland. Owner: Historic Scotland This site was occupied in several periods, originally late Bronze age between 700 – 500BC. Firstly a simple farmstead which expanded to a blockhouse (fort) and then by a huge circular brock. A population of around 60 lived in this little fortress. Later, …

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Craig Phadrig, Inverness

Craig Phadrig – Vitrified Fort Region : Scottish Highlands District : Inverness Town or village : Inverness Grid Reference : NH 640 452 Period : 500 BC-AD 600 Craig Phadraig is a hilltop fort within a Forestry Commission plantation, 2.5km west of Inverness. It occupies a position with excelent views over the Beauly Firth. The …

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Castle Dykes, North Stainley

Castle Dykes – North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire This earthwork was partially excavated in 1870, these revealed the foundations for a Roman villa of obvious opulence. It’s final  Roman owners were believed to have suffered a grisly death as the villa burnt around them. It is likely that future excavations will reveal that the villa …

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