Castle Law

A steep-sided summit on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills, Castle Law rises to 249m (816 feet) a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Abernethy. On the eastern edge of its summit is an Iron-Age fort, which occupies a commanding position overlooking confluence of the Rivers Tay and Earn, with the Carse of Gowrie beyond. Protected by two substantial concentric embankments, this vitrified fort is unusual because it shows evidence of post-holes for wooden beams in the walls. When it was excavated in the late 19th Century, it was described as "one of the most interesting forts yet brought to the light of day in Scotland." During the excavation a water-storage cistern carved out of the rock was discovered, together with various artefacts including jewellery, a stone axe and stone lamps.

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