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Maiden Castle (Pittrodie)


<b>Maiden Castle (Pittrodie)</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Also known as:
  • Pittrodrie Home Farm

Nearest Town:Inverurie (10km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ69422735 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 20' 8.51" N
Longitude:   2° 30' 28.9" W

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NASA Tests Aberdeenshire Find For Life On Mars Clues

Nasa are exploring the links between a substance only found in the ancient quarry right next to the Maiden Castle (hillfort). The quarry can be seen in one of the sites images. More on :

(This would explain the little green men I thought I saw but was to red faced to mention!)
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th December 2009ce

Ancient Palace Found In Dig On Hill

This story comes from the Press and Journal's Alistair Beaton, whose sub heading was :

Archaeologists uncover Aberdeenshire's hidden history on the slopes of Bennachie.

There might have been a settlement, here, for over 9000 years.

The rest of the story is found on :
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2009ce
Edited 9th August 2009ce

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Hardly anything can be seen at this site except for the small parts of the ditches and ramparts. There are some stones lying about which would have been used in the making of walls. The oval shape of the fort can be seen although it is tree covered. The remains of an ancient quarry can also be seen. Superb views can be seen to the north.

This can be found near the Rowantree car park at the bottom of Bennachie. Also nearby is the Maiden Stone. Helpfully this also is the start of the best route to the Mither Tap Hill Fort.

For good measure I've posted the official findings below.

Visited 9/08/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2009ce
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All of their finds at this site.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2009ce