Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open summer only, from April to October.

 

Overview

Take in the spectacular views from two of the most impressive Iron Age hilltop enclosures in Scotland. 

The Brown and White Caterthuns are a pair of large hill forts sitting about 1km apart on adjacent hills overlooking Strathmore. Both are enclosed by a series of earthworks, and it is likely they had multiple functions, serving both as military and ceremonial centres.  Indeed, they could be regarded as one site with two summits  

A massive stone-built oblong fort, with evidence for vitrification, surrounds the summit of the White Caterthun.