Promontory Fort from Chester Hill

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Coordinates: 55 ° 50 ′ 5.8 "  N , 2 ° 4 ′ 38.8"  W.

Map: Scotland
Promontory Fort from Chester Hill

The Promontory Fort from Chester Hill (actually "Ancient Promontory Fort" on Chester Hill; also called Greystonelees) is located south of Burnmouth , near the border with England at Berwick-upon-Tweed , in the Scottish Borders in Scotland . The Promontory Fort from the Iron Age overlooks the coast north of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Chester Hill

It consists of two enclosures (probably two construction phases). The western one, with its clearly defined rampart and moat, is in better condition. The eastern (probably older) is only marked by a low, widened earth wall.

The twin enclosures are similar to those of the Iron Age Fort Earn's Heugh, about 11.0 km away .


  • Anna Ritchie, Graham Ritchie: Scotland. Archeology and Early History. Thames and Hudson Ltd., London 1981, ISBN 0-500-02100-7 ( Ancient places and people ).

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