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Address: South Cadbury, England

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Lovely views

I came here as part of a D of E group and had the most lovely day! The views are amazing and the walks well sign-posted.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marta B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here as part of a D of E group and had the most lovely day! The views are amazing and the walks well sign-posted.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little Somerset hill - a knoll lying just west of a higher ridge - caused quite a stir in the later 60s when excavations attracted internation media attention. There were camera crews from at least three continents and volunteers queued up from around the world to dig under the directorship of the late, great, Leslie Alcock. Thankfully it has... More 

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Wells, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

There is a small car park at the bottom of the hill, and the path follows the original entrance way steeply up to the top. It can be muddy in places, and the path is quite uneven, but well worth the shortish climb for the views over Somerset from the rampart walk at the top. Nice to finish off with... More 

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Somerset UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Pick a clear day for the best experience....Park at the carpark in south Cadbury village just past the church... Hill fort path is marked and a steep track straight up. You can make out the ramparts which makes this such an obvious hill fort... Once at the top walk around the outside and take in the spectacular views of Glastonbury... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

That's what John Leland wrote back in the 16th century, and 400 years later, in the 1960s, Leslie Alcock's excavations found that this former Iron Age hill fort had been refortified to make it the biggest fort in Dark Age Britain. The original for the legend of Camelot? Standing on the mighty earthwork ramparts and looking across to Glastonbury Tower... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have been here many times, it never fails to make you feel the history of the place is a reality. It has a truly spiritual feel to it. I have been here at Dawn, all times of day and Midnight and each time has it's own wonderful feeling. If you think this sort of stuff is rubbish then it's... More 

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is one of those forgotten places which people hardly visit. The landscape around is quite dramatic and it is not hard to imagine what it would have been like in history. Best to wear a good pair of walking boots. There is a steepish climb to negotiate but the effort is well worth while

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Sherborne Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well worth making the walk up to the top and imagining life when it was an Iron Age fort. Walk is fairly short but steep. You can continue down and round back to the Camelot Pub for a welcome drink of local ales

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Yes, it is a steepish climb. Yes it can be muddy. But what a spot! It is worth finding out a bit about this early Romano-Brtitish settlement before you make the ascent, then follow the track up through the defence ramparts, the entrance to emerge on top of the world. Follow the highest ramparts round through excellent views of South... More 

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Thank Steve C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The walk up was steep, muddy and unsuitable for a pram! It led into a field of cows. There is nothing up there except the cows and a small stump. The pub nearby is, in contrast, excellent.

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