Castle Point Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Later still, a second stone wall was erected inside the first. This second wall was later vitrified (fused by fire). Excavations on the site have revealed huts used by metalworkers.
The site was in use during the Dark Ages, and there are partial remains of a medieval stone castle.
There is another promontory fort at Cleaved Head, about eight miles away, and burial cairns at Memsie and Longman Hill, about eight miles away.
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About Castle Point Fort
Address: Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Minor road north from the B9031 about a mile west of Pennan. There is a trail from the car park to the fort.
Website: Castle Point Fort
Photo Credit: JThomas, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Pitsligo Castle - 6 miles (Castle)
Peathill Old Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church)
Tyrie Raven Stone - 6.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Pittulie Castle - 6.7 miles (Castle)
Longman Hill Cairn - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cleaved Head Promontory Fort - 7.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Craigston Castle - 8.3 miles (Historic House)
Doune Church - 8.5 miles (Historic Church)
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