Historic Scotland

Opening times

Coulter Motte Hill is open year-round.



Visit the mound of a medieval motte-castle, in a strategic position overlooking a river crossing.

Little is known of Coulter Motte. We know it’s a mound dating back to the medieval period, but when it was constructed, what stood atop it, and the extent of the original motte-castle are all completely unknown.

The motte was nearly removed for sand and gravel in 1931, before it was taken into state care the next year.