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Hillfort (Destroyed)

<b>Damil</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Inverurie (23km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ54351535 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 13' 35.92" N
Longitude:   2° 45' 22.14" W

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Damil is still pronounced locally as Danehill from which the hills present name is derived. Ramparts once existed here and several finds from the hill are now in Aberdeen University. Local historians also say that the fort was also used by Italian led visitors. Now the fort is a crop field and a wood of recently planted trees. Stunning views all round including an unusual but wonderful view of Bennachie.

The hill is a short (and not very steep) climb north of the Mains of Asloun farm. Head south on the A980 from Alford taking the third minor road west. The farm is the first minor road north. For those interested in ruined castles Asloun castle is at the end of the minor road. A very beautiful and mysterious place.

Visited 11/5/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st April 2015ce