Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Explore an Iron Age farmstead so well-preserved archaeologists once believed it to be a medieval moated site.

Contrary to early archaeological belief, Rispain Camp is no medieval site. It’s not a former Roman fort either. Instead, this is something much older – a fortified farmstead of the Novantae tribe, first inhabited in the later centuries BC.

The earthworks of Rispain Camp are fascinating. They consist of a double rampart and ditch – among the most impressive surviving defences from Iron Age Scotland.