Chesters Hillfort
Hillfort East Lothian Borders

Chesters Hillfort

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.

It was a bit blustery when we visited to couldn't get Red5 in the air for an aerial shot. However here is a photograph from above by Visit East Lothian to give you a better idea.

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How To Find Chesters Hillfort

Where Is Chesters Hillfort?

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Lat / Long

55.994947, -2.790823

What three words

stocky.scrapping.radically

Where To Park For Chesters Hillfort?

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Lat / Long

55.993734, 55.993734

What three words

vies.scenes.joked

The hillfort has its own dedicated car park just a short walk away.

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, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Chesters Hillfort was listed in Hillfort // Borders // East Lothian