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<b>Queen's View</b>Posted by nickbrandImage © nickbrand
Nearest Town:Pitlochry (8km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NN863601 / Sheet: 43
Latitude:56° 43' 7.3" N
Longitude:   3° 51' 28.75" W

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This has variously been described as a homestead, a dun, a fort and a ring fort, the last by the Forestry Commission information board at the site. The walls are around 3m thick, and defense is what immediately springs to mind. The 24m diameter seems too big for it to be domestic, particularly given its location. It sits high above Loch Tummel, guarding a strategic path through the hills, and is reminiscent of the forts around Glen Lyon (see Caisteal Cona Bhacain). BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
23rd November 2004ce
Edited 6th July 2006ce