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Clackmannan Tower

Clackmannan Tower Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Clackmannan Tower is a five-storey tower house, situated at the summit of King's Seat Hill in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. It dates back to at least the 14th century, when it was inhabited by King David II of Scotland, and David is recorded as selling it to his cousin Robert Bruce

By |2023-01-12T16:29:48+00:00January 12th, 2023|Categories: Castle, Scotland|0 Comments

Castle Stalker

Castle Stalker Loch Laich, Scotland. Castle Stalker is a four-storey tower house or keep. It is set on a tidal islet on Loch Laich, an inlet off Loch Linnhe. Castle Stalker is about 1 1⁄2 miles (2.5 kilometres) north-east of Port Appin, Argyll, Scotland about midway between Oban and Glen Coe. The islet is accessible with difficulty from the shore at

By |2023-01-11T17:14:04+00:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Castle, Scotland|0 Comments

Dunstaffange Castle and Chapel

Dunstaffange Castle Near Oban, Scotland. Dunstaffange Castle was the mighty stronghold of the ‘Kings of the Isles’ where Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald was believed to have been held in prisoner. On an immense rock overlooking the Firth of Lorn near Oban stands the remains of one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland and

By |2023-01-10T16:14:18+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Castle, Scotland|0 Comments

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle Dorchester, Dorset, England. Maiden Castle in Dorset is huge - it could contain more than 50 football pitches and is the largest and most complex Iron Age hillfort in Europe.  The huge ramparts and ditches protected hundreds of people and were constructed approximately 2,500 years ago. The ramparts were faced with white

By |2019-03-06T11:59:09+00:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: England, Monument|0 Comments

Burwains Camp

Burwains Camp Lancashire, England. This monument includes Burwains Camp prehistoric defended settlement. It is located on a hilltop on the northern side of the steep-sided Thursden Valley and includes a circular enclosure surrounded by an inner ditch and an outer bank. The enclosure measures approximately 45m in diameter, the ditch measures c.0.3m wide by

By |2019-02-17T17:38:43+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Thetford Castle

Thetford Castle Norfolk, England. The substantial upstanding earthworks northwest of Castle Lane and north of Market Street, known as Castle Hill, are the remains of an Iron Age fort and a medieval motte and bailey castle. Little is known about the Iron Age settlement. Excavation across the ramparts in 1962 confirmed that both the

By |2021-06-02T16:58:37+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Dragon Hill

Dragon Hill (Uffington Castle) Uffington, England. The Iron Age hillfort known as Uffington Castle occupies the summit of Whitehorse Hill. It consists of a large enclosure, measuring about 220 metres by 160 metres, surrounded by a wide chalk-stone bank or inner rampart about 12 metres wide and 2.5 metres high, and formerly lined with

By |2019-02-17T16:40:44+00:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Waylands Smithy

Waylands SmithyAshbury, Oxfordshire, England.Wayland’s Smithy is a Neolithic tomb on the Ridgeway in south Oxfordshire. The first monument (constructed 3590 and 3555 BC), was a mortuary of wood and stone. There is a paved path built of sarsen stone slabs. On this pathway was placed a wooden box, in which people were buried.When excavated in 1963,

By |2019-02-07T15:32:06+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: England, Monument|0 Comments


Avebury Avebury, England. Extract from The Telegraph [article in full here] It is one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain, the largest stone circle in Europe and a sacred meeting place for our ancestors which may even be aligned with the stars. Avebury Circuit: But a new archaeological survey at in Wiltshire suggests the

By |2018-12-12T19:32:45+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: England, Monument|0 Comments


Stonehenge Stonehenge, Salisbury England. Stonehenge, is a prehistoric monument that took approximately 1,500 years to create. It is comprised of about 100 huge upright stones arranged in a circle. Most experts believe that Stonehenge was a burial site. But they have not yet discovered how the massive stone structures were built using the technology available

By |2018-12-12T17:55:55+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: England, Monument|0 Comments

Brent Tor

Brent TorBrent Tor, Devon, England. Around the Tor are Iron Age earthworks, the remnants of a Hill fort.Unusually, the fortifications are at the base of the Tor, rather than the summit as is more normal (compare with Brent Knoll in Somerset).No serious archaeological work has been carried out on the site. However, the northern ramparts in particular are well preserved, displaying a

By |2018-11-13T22:45:28+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Alfred’s Castle

Alfred's Castle Alfred's Castle, Oxfordshire, England. A roughly polygonal univallate hillfort known as Alfred's Castle situated c500m north west of Ashdown House. The earthwork defences consist of a single rampart bank which measures between 3m and 10m wide and stands up to 1.5m high. It was originally revetted with sarsen walls. Two seasons of

By |2018-11-08T23:45:37+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Warbstow Bury Camp

Warbstow Bury Camp Warbstow Bury Camp, Cornwall, England. Warbstow Bury is a multivallate hillfort in Warbstow, north Cornwall. It affords substantial views overlooking north Cornwall and the coast, and is one of the largest and best persevered hillforts in the county. The defences of this hillfort consist of a double bank and median ditch

By |2018-11-08T21:11:51+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Longridge Woods

Longridge Woods EN3530 Longridge Woods, Lydford, Devon Longridge Woods includes an Iron age univallate hillfort with internal medieval structures. It is situated on the top of a steep slope overlooking the valley of the River Lyd to the south and a further steep valley to the north. The hillfort is surrounded by dense forest

By |2018-11-02T10:11:35+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Padderbury Top

Padderbury Top Padderbury Top, Cornwall, England. Padderbury is a small hill-fort in south-east Cornwall, less than a mile north of the A38 (Liskeard-Saltash) road. It forms a prominent sky-line feature and itself commands superb views over the surrounding countryside. Although the fort now appears to consist of two ramparts - the inner circle a

By |2018-10-07T23:21:09+00:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Walbury Camp, West Berkshire

Walbury Camp Walbury Camp, West Berkshire, England. Walbury Camp is a large univallate Early Iron Age hillfort of around 82 acres (33 hectares), making it the largest in Berkshire. Roughly trapezoid (kite shaped) in form, the banks, though not particularly high from the inside, take advantage of a formidable scarp, with the top of

By |2018-10-07T21:39:52+00:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Segsbury Castle Fort

Segsbury Castle Fort Segsbury Castle in Oxfordshire, England. Segsbury Camp or Segsbury Castle, also known as Letcombe Castle, is an Iron Age hill fort on the crest of the Berkshire Downs, near the Ridgeway above Wantage, in the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire, England. This iron-age hill fort is thought to have

By |2018-09-30T09:37:21+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Navan Fort

Navan Fort Navan Fort in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The Site Navan Fort is a large circular earthwork enclosure 2 miles W. of Armagh city. It stands on a hill of glacial clay over limestone, and though from a distance this hill is not very prominent, from the top the view on a clear

By |2018-10-31T00:06:07+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Hill Forts, Northern Ireland|0 Comments

Cadson Bury

Cadson Bury Cadson Bury in Cornwall, England. Cadson Bury is probably one of Cornwall’s earlier hill forts, since it has a single bank that hugs the contours of the hill. 'Cadsonbury' was first recorded in the 13th century, and its earliest depiction was on Martyn's map of 1748. It was described by D. and

By |2018-09-28T22:02:50+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|2 Comments

Bury Castle

Bury Castle Bury Castle in Cornwall, England. This Hillfort is near Higher Treslea about 1.5 miles NE of Cardinham. This Iron Age hill fort is almost circular with a diameter > 140 metres in the north-south axis. The ramparts are quite impressive, as in places they rise to about 4.3 metres. Situated on a south-east

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Berry Castle

Berry Castle Berry Castle in Cornwall, England. Very little is known about this early prehistoric hill fort. The fort has outwork and an outlying stone hut circle.There is evidence of nine stone hut circles in and around the site in total. Most of the features have been eroded with time. Significant evidence of later granite

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Pilsdon Pen

Pilsdon Pen Pilsdon Pen is the highest hill fort in Dorset, England. Pilsdon has a long history of occupation. Flint tools over 10,000 years old and two Bronze Age burial mounds are evidence that the site was in use long before the hill fort was built. The hill is topped by an Iron Age multivallate Durotrigian hill fort which was

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Black Head

Black Head Black Head is an ancient promontory fort near St Austell in Cornwall, England. Promontory forts are a type of hillfort which make good use of natural defenses such as high cliffs.  In this site the defenses have been improved by the construction of a series of ramparts placed across the neck of

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Prideaux Castle

Prideaux Castle Prideaux Castle /ˈprɪdɨks/ is a quadrivallate Iron Age hillfort situated atop a 133 m (435 ft) high conical hill near the southern boundary of the parish of Luxulyan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The remains of the first and second circular ramparts are quite distinct, although overgrown with trees on the north and east sides. They appear to be

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments

Resugga Castle

Resugga Castle Resugga Castle is an Iron Age Hillfort in Cornwall, England. Resugga Castle straddles the summit of Crow Hill, its main enclosure lying on the gentle SE slope bordering a steep scarp down to the St Stephens River close to its confluence with the River Fal. The site lies on Devonian slates in

By |2018-09-28T22:02:51+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: England, Hill Forts|0 Comments