Craigie Hill

An elongated summit in the NW of the City of Edinburgh Council Area, Craigie Hill rises to approximately 105m (344 feet) on the lip of the disused Craigie Quarry that denudes much of the centre portion of the hill. The hill is orientated SSW-NNE and situated a half-mile (0.8 km) east of Dalmeny Tank Farm and a mile (1.5 km) northwest of Craigiehall. Craigie Hill is mostly cloaked in deciduous woodland, with an ancient hill fort located towards the south, showing the remains of three stone walls and hut circles within. The hill fort encloses an area of 229m (750 feet) by 45.7m (150 feet) and was excavated in the 1860s by anaesthetics pioneer and amateur archaeologist Sir James Young Simpson (1811-70).


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