Dunagoil

Dunagoil is a vitrified fort or dun on the Isle of Bute – an iron age hill fort whose ramparts have been melted by intense heat. It stands on a volcanic headland and gives its name to the bay that it overlooks. Like other places, such as Donegal, its name is from the Gaelic dún na gall – fort of the foreigners.[1][2]

Dunagoil
Dunagoil
Shown within Argyll and Bute
LocationIsle of Bute
RegionScotland
Coordinates55.734°N 5.051°W / 55.734; -5.051
Typehill fort
Length300 feet
Width75 feet
History
Materialwood and stone
PeriodsIron Age

References

Citations

  1. Canmore.
  2. Harding, p. 90–91, 141–143.

Sources

  • Harding, D.W. (2004), The Iron Age in Northern Britain: Celts and Romans, Natives and Invaders, Routledge, ISBN 9781134417872
  • "Bute, Dunagoil", Canmore, Historic Environment Scotland, 20 March 2009
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