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Arbory Hill

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Arbory Hill

Arbory Hill near Abington is one of the best preserved hill forts in Upper Clydesdale. It probably dates back to the Bronze Age but what can be seen on the surface suggests that it was extensively rebuilt in the Iron Age. The remains of the concentric Stone circle on the summit of Arbory are a type of fortification  which Julius Caesar commented on in his book on the  Gallic Wars – a feature called a ‘Murus Gallicus’ or ‘Gallic Wall. Basically this was a random stone and earth wall held in place by wooden shuttering. The wooden shuttering  has completely vanished and all that is left is the heaps of stones which can be clearly seen both from the air and on the ground in the centre of the fort .

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