Brown and White Caterthuns

  • West of Edzell, Angus


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.

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Open year-round.

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