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Herefordshire Beacon, Great Malvern

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The Herefordshire Beacon is one of the hills of the Malvern Hills. The name Malvern of the nearby town is probably derived from the Welsh moel fryn or "bare hill".It is high, although the Victorian era inscription at the foot of the hill puts its height at. It is surrounded by a British Iron Age hill fort earthwork known as British Camp.The boundary between Herefordshire and Worcestershire is about east of the summit. It is called the Shire Ditch and it is thought to have been built over a law. It was built in two phases and the Citadel on top is known to be medieval, as a castle or a hunting lodge but it was only occupied for a very short amount of time so it is thought to be symbolic. It was thought to be originally built as a ritual site but it also had something to do with the salt industry at the time.
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  • A fort, a good view of Herefordshire and a great view down the ten mile line of the malvern line . excellent and a cup of tea at the cafe in the car park 
  • We were lucky and the weather was hot and sunny- a steep climb from the car park up to "Roman CAmp" A great place to visualise what it must have been like over the centuries back to Iron Age. Views tr...  read more »
  • We're here on a very wet Saturday (yesterday). Even though the weather was awful, wind and rain, it's still a wonderful place to be. 
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