Edin's Hall

Located on the northeasterly slopes of Cockburn Law, 1½ miles (2.5 km) southeast of Abbey St. Bathans in the Scottish Borders, Edin's Hall is a remarkable structure. It comprises the substantial remains of Iron-Age broch, unusual away from the far north or west of Scotland, which was built within the ramparts of earlier hill-fort. Built in the 1st or 2nd century AD, the thick walls of the broch rise to 2m (6½ feet) in height in parts, and include an entrance passage, with associated guard chambers, traces of a flagstone floor and the base of a stone staircase which may have provided access to a raised wooden platform. The surrounding hill-fort comprises a set of concentric ramparts surrounding the remains of huts and other structures. The Whiteadder Water flows past the site in a steep-sided wooded valley to the north.

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