Category Archives: Hillforts

Ostensibly what the word itself implies: ‘a fort on a hill’ – though in more recent years the archaeological notion of them as purely defensive fortresses has subsided. Hillforts are generally huge monuments in the landscape, almost always at the top, or near the top, of what seem to have been deemed pretty impregnable places. Entire settlements existed within some hillforts, most of which came into existence in the Iron Age.

Denoon Law, Glamis, Angus

Hill Fort: OS Grid Reference – NO 35464 44395 Also Known as: Canmore ID 32139 Law of Denoon Getting Here Travelling north through Balkeerie on the Newtyle/Glamis road, turn right onto the Denoon road and follow it to the T-junction.  … Continue reading

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Abbey Craig, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8094 9566 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47113 Wallace Monument Fort Getting Here Most folk visiting here are coming from Stirling city.  There are various buses to get here, which head out over Stirling Bridge … Continue reading

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Manor Farm, Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TL 0849 5985 Also Known as: The Camp Archaeology & History This much disturbed Iron Age ‘hillfort’ is effectively a large enclosure of Iron Age origin, much ruined by farming and subsequent landscape alterations through … Continue reading

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Castle Craig, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

‘Fort’ (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9116 9769 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48294 Archaeology & History This ancient fort could once be seen in the ancient woodlands on the western side of the Mill Glen, above the village, going … Continue reading

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Castle Hill, Culross, Fife

Hillfort: OS Grid Reference – NS 97105 89923 Getting Here Take the A907 road between Clackmannan and Comrie and, close to Bogside Farm at the roadside, but on the other side of the road where the bridge crosses a burn, … Continue reading

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Knock Hill, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7825 9845 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45987 Gallow Hill Getting Here You can come here from either Dunblane to the north, or Bridge of Allan immediately south: either way you reach the site … Continue reading

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Dun Toiseach, Ford, Kilmartin, Argyll

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NM 880 047 Getting Here You can see the rocky hillock ‘pon which this old dun sits from the roadside – and can approach it by either climbing up the slope, or go round t’ … Continue reading

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Castle Hill, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 570 925 Also Known as: Sinodun Camp Wittenham Clumps Getting Here Either reach this from Dorchester’s Dyke Hills by crossing the bridge over the Thames at its southwestern side and walk thru the village … Continue reading

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Wallstale, Cambusbarron, Stirling

Dun:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7744 9085 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46232 Getting Here To be found on the wooded hill about 160 yards north of Wallstale Farm, on the Polmaise Road on the western side of the … Continue reading

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Martinsell Hill, Oare, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1764 6396 Also Known as: Martin’s Hill Archaeology & History The second highest of Wiltshire’s prehistoric camps or hillforts, Martinsell Hill was described as early as the 13th century as ‘Mattelsore’ and was known … Continue reading

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