Chesters Hill Fort facts for kids
Chesters Hill Fort is an Iron Age hill fort in East Lothian, Scotland. It lies 1 mile (2 kilometres) south of Drem, 1 1⁄2 mi (2.5 km) east of Ballencrieff Castle, 2 1⁄2 mi (4 km) north of Haddington, and 2 mi (3 km) west of Athelstaneford. The name "Chesters" comes from Latin castra, a fortified place.
This fortified village with its system of ramparts and ditches around a settlement of about twenty roundhouses is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, who describe it as "one of the best-preserved examples in Scotland of an Iron age fort".
The hillfort was subject to a detailed programme of survey by Rampart Scotland.
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