Home to the Park's largest Iron Age hillfort
Yeavering Bell is a hill on the very edge of the Cheviot Hills. On it lie the remains of the largest Iron Age hillfort in the region. The tumbled stone rampart would originally have been two-and-a-half metres high and more than three metres thick.
Within it, you can see the platforms of more than one hundred timber-built roundhouses and an inner fort excavated out of the rock. Although historians have traditionally thought hillforts were built for defence, there are clues to more symbolic uses. For example, is it a coincidence that the main entrance lines up with Hedgehope Hill? Every day, a fraction before noon, the residents of the fort could look through the entrance and see the sun at just about its highest point of the day directly over Hedgehope.