Porvoo Hill Fort

Porvoo, Finland

There are two ancient hill forts in Porvoo, so-called small and big one. There is burial ground in a small hill from the Roman Iron Age (0-400 AD). The items found in excavations reveal that Porvoo river has been a remarkable trading centre already in prehistoric times and local people has had connections to Estonia and Latvia.

The bigger hill fort is one of the largest in Finland. It was used for defensive purposes already in the Viking Age (800-900 AD), but the fortifications date from the late 14th century. Today remains of double walls and dry moat are visible and restored.

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Pappilankuja 2, Porvoo, Finland
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Finland
Historical period: Middle Ages (Finland)

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Lauri Salonen (10 months ago)
There is actually nothing much to see here but it provides a great view for the city of Porvoo. I visited here during late summer and the view was just amazing.
Andjela Igic (12 months ago)
Beautiful scenery, peaceful nature and good for walking tours with your friends.
Johan Gräsbeck (13 months ago)
Super nice walk in the forest
Beum Th (17 months ago)
Wonderful small park hidden just next to Porvoo center.
Jordi Delriu (21 months ago)
Beautiful place to enjoy the nature and just at few meters from the town centre. It haves some trails were you can walk and enjoy the views of Porvoo and the river and it's soroundings. It's very peaceful and there are some bridges to get at the top of the hill.
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