Region : Tayside Home
District : Angus Map
Town or village : Edzell List
Grid Reference : NO 547 660 Glossary
Period : Late 1st millennium BC  Bibliography
White Caterthun

White Caterthun image

It is one of the most spectacular ancient forts in Scotland. Two stone walls, 6m and 12m wide, enclose a large area (150m x 60m) covered with heather, where there are a rock-cut cistern and a more recent rectangular turf structure. Between the inner walls and the outer earthen defences, on the western slope of the fort, there is a broken, now restored, boulder covered with at least 70 cupmarks. The name 'White' refers to the massive stone ramparts of the fort. At the other side of the valley there is a twin, although earlier, hillfort called Brown Caterthun.
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