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Barry Hill Fort


Barry Hill Fort is an archaeological site located near the village of Barry in Angus, Scotland, approximately four miles north of Dundee.

Here, it was said, Guenevere was kept a prisoner by Mordred, who had defeated Arthur. At the time of her imprisonment, Boece informs us, it was called Dunberry.

Barry Hill Fort | History

Barry Hill Fort is believed to date back to the Iron Age, a period that lasted from roughly 800 BC to the Roman conquest in the first century AD. During the Iron Age, communities in Britain constructed hillforts for various purposes, including defense, habitation, and as centers for social and economic activities.

Archaeological investigations at Barry Hill Fort have revealed artifacts and features that provide valuable information about the site’s history. These discoveries include pottery fragments, tools, and evidence of human activity.