Dundurn

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NN708232

Looking south to Dundurn, with Beinn Fuath in the background

Dundurn hill looking west


Lying to the SW of the A85 just before St Fillans, Dundurn fort occupies an isolated rocky knoll and consists of a series of ruined walls which form defended compounds and courtyards all over the flanks of the knoll, the uppermost measuring about 70ft in diameter, while the total are covered is 325 yds by 180 yds.

According to Canmore, this fort is presumed to be the place mentioned in the Annals of Ulster as being under siege in 683, and to have been a principal Pictish stronghold; it may have originated in the Iron Age. Certainly the eastern equivalent of Dunadd.

Visited 13th March 2003


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