Carlungie Earth House

Dundee, United Kingdom

At about 40m long, Carlungie Earth House is one of the largest and most complex examples of its kind in Scotland. It was accidentally discovered during ploughing in 1949. Subsequent excavations during the following two years also revealed about eight associated stone dwellings at ground level.

Earth houses, or souterrains as they are also known, were not dwellings, but stone-lined underground passages which typically date to the Iron Age. They’re found along much of eastern Scotland, as well as in Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany.

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Founded: 50 BCE - 450 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Andrew Lawson (13 months ago)
A bit of a hole in the ground and various bit of stone works shows that someone, at some point had a building there. Pretty pointless. Info board and small parking. Not really worth a visit.
PHH Sykes (13 months ago)
Into the earth and out of this world. Superb site to let your mind wander and your thoughts focus.
Alastair McKay (2 years ago)
Good
lordpitnolen (3 years ago)
Well worth a visit. It appears that the farmer is not helping to make this readily accessible.
Craig Buchan (4 years ago)
Beautiful area with historic interest
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