Cronk ny Merriu
Image: David Beard
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The site is a coastal promontory fort with a defensive ditch and rampart. It is situated high on the cliffs, with good views of the surrounding coast. The cliffs overlook a small sandy bay to the west which would have provided a natural harbourage.
Owing to its small size, and the lack of a source of water, the fort could not have held out for long in the event of a raid.
The site is believed to have been constructed during the Celtic Iron Age and then to have been reoccupied during the Viking Period. Within the fort is a rectangular building with three doorways and a central hearth, or langeldr.