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Princess Cairn

Cairn (Period Unassigned), Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Princess Cairn

Classification Cairn (Period Unassigned), Fort (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Creag An Amalaidh

Canmore ID 198460

Site Number NH79NE 62

NGR NH 7588 9752

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland


Note (17 March 2015 - 18 May 2016)

Aerial photography has revealed an enclosure on the summit of Creag an Amalaidh, the commanding hill overlooking The Mound at the head of Loch Fleet. The ground falls away steeply along the SE flank to a line of crags, while on the SW it appears to descend across shelving rock outcrops, but around the N side there is a single arc of stony bank. No field investigation has been mounted to examine its character and extent, but it seems to enclose an oval area measuring about 75m from NE to SW by 70m transversely (3.5ha). The interior is largely featureless, though a series of pathways lead up to the commemorative cairn on the summit.

Information from An Atlas of Hillforts of Great Britain and Ireland – 18 May 2016. Atlas of Hillforts SC2906


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