Barsalloch Fort is situated in Galloway southwest
Scotland, 24 miles southeast of Stranraer, 66 miles
southwest of Dumfries, 2 miles south of Port
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This is known as the Whithorn peninsular, or the
Machars, with a number of historic attractions and
villages. The drive around is about 45 miles, a full
day when visiting the attractions.
The image top is from the car park next to the
main coastal A747 road south of Port William. There
are a number of steps up to the top, where there are
great views all around.
This was an Iron Age fortified farming settlement
dating to around 2,000 years back. There is a D
shaped ditch around three sides, and a steep side on
the west for defense.
The enclosure is thought to have held four or five
The image third top is looking north towards Port
William village with the information board.
The fourth image gives a good sense of the depth
of the ditch. A high wooden fence would have been all
around next to the ditch, making the fort fairly
The image second bottom is looking south towards
the headland at Front Bay, where the statue of
Maxwell's Otter can be found.
The views are great from this fort, but from the
high point at Maxwell's Otter, they are even
The image bottom is looking down to the car