Hillfort In East Lothian, Borders
The remains of a 2,000 year old hillfort in Drem, East Lothian.
We love a good hillfort at the Fabulous North so when visiting East Lothian we had to check out the Chesters Hillfort.
Over 2,000 years old the information board also hinted that this particular fort was occupied by the Votadini tribe who were pals of the Roman Empire.
One of the main features of a hillfort is that it is on high ground so that it is easily defended, however there is a nearby ridge that towers over it. This probably means that this hillfort was more for prestige and show.
The fort has the usual ramparts and ditches and the central area still contains remains of several houses.
How To Find Chesters Hillfort
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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