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South Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury

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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ea...  read more »
  • On the hilltop Glastonbury Tor saw an indication of Cadbury Castle, which was expected to be the legendary Camelot of Arthurian legend. Its not far so I decided to check them out. This is a rather large grazing meadow green whole collinona. It can be reached on foot with a short walk after parking the car just below. A moat on the Ridge surrounding the top seems to be the track that it was a fortress, a fortified town (pali), of which only the path and an idea of the magnitude. The atmosphere is very quiet. The view is on the farm at the foot of the Hill and the surrounding countryside. On the way back we encountered a sign funny and likable that invites who is still trying to come to the Castle pub for a beer.
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  • 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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