Torr a'Chaisteal Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The fort may have been used as an animal enclosure, or perhaps for farming in a protected environment, with access to the nearby coast. The most likely date of construction is sometime around 200 AD.
Excavations in the 19th century found human bones within the fort, in addition to a quern stone for grinding grain. The Historic Scotland information board suggests that there may have been a timber house within the fort, its roof resting on the stone walls of the dun, though no evidence of such a dwelling can be seen now. Today Torr a'Chaisteal seems a lonely place, with little to show how its residents lived so many years ago.
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About Torr a'Chaisteal Fort
Address: Blackwaterfoot, Arran, Arran, Ayrshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 4 m (6km) S Blackwaterfoot, on A841
Website: Torr a'Chaisteal Fort
OS: NR921 232
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Nearest Accommodation to Torr a'Chaisteal Fort:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Torr a'Chaisteal Fort. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.