Cleaved Head Promontory Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The defences enclose an area of roughly 0.5 hectares, with no discernable archaeological features.
The neck of the promontory shows evidence of three ditches, probably used for drying kelp. Construction of the neighbouring golf course affected the ditches, but the easternmost ditch is 1.5m high and has a counterscarp 0.5m high.
Access is by footpath from a parking area at the end of Tarlair Road, off High Shore at the eastern edge of Macduff.
There is another ancient site in the Macduff area in the form of Longman Hill Cairn, about two miles away.
About Cleaved Head Promontory Fort
Address: Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a track past the end of Tarlair Road, at the eastern edge of Macduff. Footpath from the swimming pool along the north edge of the golf club.
Website: Cleaved Head Promontory Fort
Photo Credit: Leslie Barrie, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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
Doune Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Longman Hill Cairn - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Banff Museum - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Duff House - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Craigston Castle - 6.5 miles (Historic House)
Castle Point Fort - 7.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Delgatie Castle - 9.1 miles (Castle)
Fordyce Joiner's Workshop - 10.3 miles (Museum)
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