North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Netherhall, Largs residence of Lord Kelvin

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Toc H Services Club, Largs

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

North Ayrshire Heritage Trails

Three Sisters with Cock-ma-Lane and Castle Hill

Largs

Castle Hill Fort

An Iron Age fort on the summit of the hill about 60m in diameter. Traces of the rampart and ditch still exist and that of the entrance. A winding approach is also visible. Hillforts such as this were primarily defensive structures. But they were also a symbol of power, demonstrating the local chief's importance. They also became places of trade and metalworking bringing wealth to the area.

The hillfort also gives its name to a part of Largs below it called Castlebay.

The photograph below shows Cock-ma-Lane with Castle Hill above.

Castle Hill Fort

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