History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The bank encloses an inner area of about 70 metres by 15 metres. Archaeological work has revealed that there was a wooden stockade here during the Iron Age, which the Picts later replaced with a much stronger pallisade wall of timber logs. The walls were burned at some time in the past, presumably in an invasion, though we do not know when, or by who.
The excavated walls have since been reburied, so there is really very little to see at Green Castle. The real star of the show is the scenery; Portknockie is one of my favourite places along the Grampian coast, with marvellous landscape. The signposted Moray Coastal Path passes beside Green Castle, and there is easy parking on any of the streets leading down to the harbour.
Crathie Point Promontory Fort is about 4 miles away along the coast, close to the historic Findlater Castle ruins.
About Green Castle
Address: Portknockie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On the coast, accessed by a track from Patrol Road to Portknockie harbour.
Website: Green Castle
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Cullen Old Kirk - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Findlater Castle - 3.5 miles (Castle)
Crathie Point Promontory Fort - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Deskford Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
Fordyce Joiner's Workshop - 5.2 miles (Museum)
Cowiemuir Cairn - 8.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Innesmill Stone Circle - 12.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Banff Museum - 12.8 miles (Museum)
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