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South Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury

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  • Great views. Nicely underdeveloped. Moderately rugged and muddy walk in winter. Small car park in the village along with a quality pub to boot.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 lea...  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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