Castlelaw Hill Fort

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Castlelaw Hill Fort is thought to date back to 500BC and is signposted from off the A702 2 miles North of Penicuik in the Pentland Hills. Parking is available at Castlelaw Farmstead from where a path leads up the hill to the fort and Allermuir Hill beyond. The Earth House is a subterrainian dwelling that has been restored with a concrete roof that may not have been much more than a grain store in its time but is still interesting. A visit to the fort is recommended as part of a wider walk around the gentle and pleasant Pentland Hills.

Castlelaw Hill Fort

Grid Ref: NT 229 639
Easter Howgate
Midlothian
EH10 7DU
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Edinburgh and Lothians

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.