Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Examine the outlines of two halls built on the same spot 4,000 years apart at this complex site.

The remains of buildings at Doon Hill were first identified through aerial photography. Excavations have revealed two successive timber long-houses or ‘halls’ and other enclosures. Nothing survives above ground today, but the outlines of the structures are marked out in coloured concrete in the grass.

The structural remains of Doon Hill were originally thought to date to the AD 500s and 600s. But further research and radiocarbon dating now suggests the primary hall is much older, dating to the Neolithic period.