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External Ref:LDC08
Name:Geophysical survey at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire
Organisation:Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS)
Date:March 2008


A geophysical survey (soil resistance and magnetometry) was carried out as part of a wider programme of survey aiming to characterise the buried archaeological environment across the island. In addition, magnetometry survey aimed to confirm the presence or absence of a vitrified fort at the site. The survey revealed further information relating to the buried curtain wall and towers of the castle defences, in addiion to a number of as yet unidentified below-ground features. A number of 20th-century features, including a path from the castle to the jetty, were also defined. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation


Grid Reference:Centred NG 88137 25852 (41m by 88m) (Approximate)
Map Sheet:NG82NE
Geographical Area:ROSS AND CROMARTY
Location:Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Ross-shire

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Toop, N. 07/2008. Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire: Archaeological Survey. Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd (FAS). 06/03/2009. Digital.

Related Monuments/Buildings

MHG45372Eilean Donan Castle (Monument)
MHG9201Possible vitrified fort, Eilean Donan (Monument)

Related Events

EHG2972Parent event/activity: Topographical survey at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire (Ref: LDC08)
EHG2974Child event/activity: Trial trenching at Eilean Donan Castle, Ross-shire (Ref: LDC08)
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