Crathie Point Promontory Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are no apparent interior features to the fort, so it is hard to get a clear idea of when or how it was used.
An earthen rampart runs across the headland, with a ditch on either side. The bank is roughly 6m wide and 1.5m high, while both ditches are about 3m wide. A causeway about 5m wide leads through the rampart and ditches near the eastern end.
It seems likely that there was another ditch on the south side of the rampart that has filled up due to ploughing.
If you follow the coast about a mile further to the west you will come to Findlater Castle, a ruinous medieval fortress set in a landscape that suggests an earlier fort, possibly associated with the fort at Crathie Point.
About Crathie Point Promontory Fort
Address: Sandend, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: From the harbour at Sandend follow the path north west along the top of the cliffs to Crathie Point
Website: Crathie Point Promontory Fort
Photo Credit: Alan O'Dowd, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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