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South Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury

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  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 big...  more »
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  • With some imagination you could sense what may have been here many many years ago. But all it is now is an field above the surrounding area, encircled with mound wall. Albeit one with decent views (and some cows)
  • A short walk up from a pretty village will reward you with executive views across Somerset.
  • Archaeological evidence suggests that this is the most likely site for King Arthur's Camelot. The site has features unique to the Arthurian period, even though other "forts" of this type were re-fortified after the Romans left Britain in AD 410. The site has been excavated several times, but large areas have never been looked at. Major digs were completed in two seasons in 1966-70, under the direction of Leslie Alcock, with help from some illustrious archaeologists like C A Ralegh-Radford. Even after some dismissal of the Camelot claim, it still remains the clear contender for the name. Glastonbury, 11 miles away, is probably "Avalon", and the famous Mons Badonicus, or Battle of Badon, where Arthur was reputed to have defeated the Saxons, is at Liddington, about 30 miles away, above Swindon. The earliest record of (possibly) this place being Camelot, is the mention of it by the Welsh monk, Nennius, around AD 800: in "Somerset, Camelat is there"
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