Tap o' Noth

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Tap o' Noth
Rhynie Village Green and Tap O'Noth.jpg
Tap o' Noth seen from Rhynie
Tap o' Noth is located in Aberdeen
Tap o' Noth
Tap o' Noth
Shown within Aberdeen
Coordinates57°21′05″N 2°51′31″W / 57.3514°N 2.8586°W / 57.3514; -2.8586Coordinates: 57°21′05″N 2°51′31″W / 57.3514°N 2.8586°W / 57.3514; -2.8586
TypeHill fort

The Tap o' Noth is a hill fort on top of the Hill of Noth, 20 miles west of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland at grid reference NJ485293. It is the second highest fort in Scotland and its main feature is its well-preserved vitrified wall which encloses an area of approximately 100 m by 30 m. Archaeological finds from the site include a stone axe head dated to between c2000BC–c800BC, and a decorated bronze rein-ring dated to the 1st–3rd century AD.[1]

The site has been designated a scheduled ancient monument.[2]

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  1. ^ "Marischal Virtual Museum - The University of Aberdeen". www.abdn.ac.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Tap o'Noth,fort (SM63)". Retrieved 8 March 2019.