Dunnideer Castle, now ruined, was a tower house located near Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was built c.1260 partially from the remains of an existing vitrified hill fort in the same location. It consisted of a single rectangular tower of 15m by 12.5m with walls 1.9m thick. Evidence suggests that a first-floor hall existed. Evidence Shows it Had several floors.
The tower house is built within an older prehistoric vitrified hillfort. The site was excavated by Murray Cook (Cook 2010) and found to date to c 250 b.c.
Cook, M 2010 New Light on Oblong Forts: excavations at Dunnideer, Aberdeenshire, in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 140, 79-82.
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