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Lovely walk and great views

The walk was at times quite difficult although not too ong. The information boards on route to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montrose, United Kingdom
Challenging but exhilarating

This Iron Age fort is thought to have been the headquarters of the kings of the ancient kingdom of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane A
Mallow, Ireland
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Dark Ages fort where the early kings of Scotland were crowned.
| 2m south of Kilmartin off the A816, Lochgilphead, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk was at times quite difficult although not too ong. The information boards on route to the top were absolutely fascinating as I had not realised the importance of this site. Once you reach the top the views are superb.

1  Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Iron Age fort is thought to have been the headquarters of the kings of the ancient kingdom of Dal Riada who were crowned here. The place has great historical significance even if very limited archaeology. The climb to the top is for the active...More

1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Dunadd is the crucible of Dalriada, which consisted of Argyll, down the west and included parts of Ireland around the 6th century. There's a mystic quality to the place, much like the stone circles and artefacts that have been found in the area from the...More

6  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 1 June 2018

There is nothing really to see of the fort that used to be on the hill in ye olde days, but that doesn't matter. It is a fairly steep, but not overlong climb to the top and - on a good day - you are...More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The climb to the top is difficult but definitely worth it. The views are beautiful and it's interesting to see the historical place where kings were crowned. I would highly recommend unless you're unable to make the climb. I would not recommend it for children.

2  Thank Jill L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A chance to find out more of Scottish history, the castle helps by showing what happened a long time ago.

Thank 570rfg
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This ancient fort is where kings of Scotland where crowned, and there is a shoe print in the sandstone to see if you qualify. The views from the top are tremendous, which with the display boards make for a very enjoyable adventure

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Dunadd is one of the (many!) ancient capitals of Scotland, standing high on a hill overlooking the River Ad, and guarding the fertile farmland between there and Crinan. It's well signposted, and you can feel the history as you walk uphill, through a slightly scary...More

2  Thank Scotchmyth
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This was my first time going up dunnad fort and we picked a sunny clear day for it . There is plenty of history about this fort and my god what beautiful views up the top i wont spoil it by telling you what you...More

1  Thank silent9assasin
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Sitting between Crinan and Kilmartin lies Dunadd Fort. It dominates the landscape here and a steady climb to the top rewards with views and excellent interpretive information boards explaining the site and its significance. A wonderful place to understand the archaeological significance of the surrounding...More

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Vanessa C
12 May 2018|
Response from Eric W | Reviewed this property |
From memory, it should be between 30 and 45 minutes.