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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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Ball Cross Carving 02, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SK 231 691 Archaeology & History One of three carvings that were located inside the walling of the Ball Cross hillfort during excavations here in the early 1950s by J. Stanley. (1954)  Each carving … Continue reading

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Ball Cross Carving 01, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SK 231 691 Archaeology & History This is another carving (one of three here) that was removed from its landscape setting when found during excavations of the Iron Age hillfort of Ball Cross in … 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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Rathgall Hillfort, County Wicklow

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – S 902 731 Archaeology & History A prehistoric ‘fort’ with a long history behind it, with recent excavations finding burial and settlement remains from the Bronze- and Iron Ages.  The following article about this impressive … Continue reading

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Castercliff, Nelson, Lancashire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SD 885 384 Also Known as: Caster Cliff Getting Here From Colne train station, cross the road and go along Bridge Street and where it meets Knotts Street follow it all the way up into … Continue reading

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South Kirkby, South Yorkshire

Hillfort / Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SE 435 104 Getting Here From the South Kirkby library, go west along Hague Lane and take the left turn up Homsley Lane on your left after  a few hundred yards (keep your … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Camp, Bracknell, Berkshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 863 657 Archaeology & History Described by Steve Ford (1987) as “the only known example of a hillfort in East Berkshire,” this much overgrown site encloses an area covering 7.8 hectares.  It was first … Continue reading

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