Dunadd Fort Coronation Site, Scotland
Dunadd is an Iron Age hillfort near Kilmartin in Argyll and Bute, Scotland and is believed to be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dál Riata. Dunadd, a rocky crag, may once have been an island but now lies inland near the River Add, from which it takes its name. It is known for its unique stone carvings below the upper enclosure, including a footprint and basin thought to have formed part of Dál Riata’s coronation ritual. Dál Riata was a Gaelic overkingdom on the western coast of Scotland (then Pict-land) and part of Ulster in Ireland. In the late 6th and early 7th century it encompassed roughly what is now Argyll and Bute and Lochaber in Scotland and also County Antrim in Ulster.