image for Forest or Woodland item typeCraig Phadrig

Craig Phadrig

Craig Phadrig

Forest or Woodland, free entry

Contact

Forestry Commission Scotland

01463 791575

Address

Leachkin Brae,
Inverness,
IV3 8PN

Details

Among the hundreds of ancient sites hidden in Scotland's forests, Craig Phadrig's hill fort is one of the most impressive. It was probably first built in the Iron Age around 300 BC and then, for some reason lost in history, abandoned and burned. Later it was re-occupied as the headquarters of a powerful Pictish king.

Today the walls are easy to see as an oval shaped mound at the top of the hill. Imagine all the comings and goings as you explore the forest, with glimpses through the trees of Inverness and the Beauly Firth.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NH 636448  Lat: 57.47326 Long: -4.27475

Parking: free