|OS grid ref||NO 22190 6886|
|Latitude & longitude||56°14'53"N 3°15'26"W|
Maiden Castle is a prehistoric fort on a knoll in the Lomond Hills.
|HES scheduled monument designation details|
|Reference: SM813||Date: 15/06/1936;|
Maiden Castle, fort
Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill fort and promontory fort)
The monument comprises an impressive prehistoric fort, traditionally known as 'Maiden Castle', which lies on the summit of an oval knoll at about 300m OD, by Bracks Plantation in the Lomond Hills. [...]
"A curious, well-preserved earthwork of unknown date on the summit of a low hillock in rough ground halfway between the E and W Lomonds. The most conspicuous defence is a single broad ditch with external bank dug round the slope of the hillock, but faint terracing higher up the slope may show the course of other lines since destroyed or perhaps never completed. The summit area is c.140m. by 35m., and there seem to have been entrances on the E and W."