Mither Tap O'Bennachie
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The wall is ruinous in places, but once featured a parapet walk. There is an obvious entrance through the wall, protected by earthwork defences.
There is faint evidence of an inner wall, halfway between the outer wall and the summit. Both walls have collapsed and are no more than wide piles of scree.
Within the walls, excavations have revealed up to 10 hut formations.
There is no certainty when the fort was created. It is tempting to assign it to the Iron Age, but it could equally well be much later, perhaps as recent as the Dark Ages.
Leading from the fort is the 'Maiden Causeway', a paved road thought to link the fort to Maiden Castle. There are two branches of the road, one on the east side of the fort and one on the west. The two branches meet at the Nether Maiden, a small rock outcrop.
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About Mither Tap O'Bennachie
Address: Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: By foot from the Bennachie Forest car park at Rowantree. Signposted from the minor road between the A96 and Monymusk
Website: Mither Tap O'Bennachie
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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