Historic Scotland

Opening times

Chesters Hill Fort is open year-round.

Access to the site is via a large stile.



Explore one of Scotland’s best-preserved Iron Age hillforts, defended by elaborate ramparts and ditches.

Chesters Hill Fort was probably built in the first millennium BC, and was occupied into the Roman occupation of Britain in the early centuries of the first millennium AD. It remains an impressive and imposing monument despite the intervening 2,000 years.

The remains of several houses are visible within the fort, some of which appear to be later than the ruined defences.