Craig Phadrig

A forest-covered hill which overlooks the Beauly Firth in Highland, Craig Phadrig lies a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Clachnaharry and 1½ miles (2.5 km) west of Inverness. Waymarked trails lead from a car park to the south to the summit, which is crowned by an oval Pictish fort. This consists of two concentric vitrified walls, with an entrance to the northeast and a causeway spanning the gap between the walls. An excavation in 1971 determined that the fort was built around 350 BC, and destroyed not long after. There was evidence of subsequent re-occupation between 150 BC and 400 AD.

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