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Overview

Climb the steep bank of this fine motte, which was home to a feudal lord 900 years ago. 

Scotland’s earliest castles were mottes: they were common in the 1100s and 1200s, before they were replaced by stone castles. Mottes are fortifications, usually consisting of a wooden keep on top of an artificial earthwork mound. Some also had an enclosed courtyard or bailey, containing additional wooden buildings, protected by a ditch and palisade. 

All that survives at Druchtag is the steep mound and the deep ditch around its base. The timber castle atop the mound was likely home to a Gallovidian lord.  

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