Castlelaw Hill Fort

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A702, Midlothian, EH26 0PW, Scotland


Explore an impressive defensive site, situated in the attractive Pentland Hills just outside Edinburgh. Castlelaw Hill Fort was home to an Iron Age community for several centuries. The stronghold consists of three concentric rings of ramparts and ditches surrounding a low foothill. The earth house, or souterrain, built into the middle ditch is the hill forts main point of interest. Various theories have been put forward regarding its use. It could have been used as: a hiding place a ritual structure a storage space Opening times 1 Apr to 30 Sept: Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm Last entry 5pm 1 Oct to 31 Mar: Daily, 10am to 4pm Last entry 3.30pm

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Lat: 55.862129 Lng: -3.232929

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