The Hill Fort on the Barmekin of Echt, Aberdeenshire
Walls, Barmekin Fort, Stone Defences
The Barmekin fort consists of five concentric lines of defence, the inner enclosing a roughly circular courtyard, about 340 feet in diameter. The stone defences are well constructed and as much as twelve feet thick and five feet high. A number of stone\r\ntraverses connect the two inner walls to restrict movement of any possible intruders. There are three possible entranceways. No trace of hut-circles survives within.