timeline item
Here is the information we have
on the item you selected
More like this
sign up for our newsletter
© 2018 Engineering Timelines
engineering timelines
explore ... how   explore ... why   explore ... where   explore ... who  
home  •  NEWS  •  search  •  FAQs  •  references  •  about  •  sponsors + links
Dunsinnan Hillfort
Sidlaw Hills, Perth & Kinross
associated engineer
date  not known
era  Pre-Roman  |  category  Earthwork/Fortifications  |  reference  NO213316
Supposedly the site of Macbeth's castle, this conspicuous fort at the west end of the King's Seat - Black Hill Ridge has been considerably picked over by enthusiasts in the past. Today, its aspect is under threat from extensive quarrying of the west slopes of the hill.
The fort consists of a ruined, timbered wall enclosing 55m by 30m of the rocky summit. This is further enforced by three lines of fortification to the north and west; the east face is so steep as to need no extra defence.
The site was excavated in 1854, at which time traces of an underground chamber were found. These no longer remain.
reference sources   ScotPre

Dunsinnan Hillfort