Friday, June 18, 2010

Cadbury Castle

"Castle" means a plateau, a place for a hillfort. This plateau near Cadbury has been long thought to be the site of Camelot. Archeological excavations in the late 1960s showed that there were ruins of a large fourth-fifth century fortification with ramparts, a chapel, a large hall and other buildings. It was large enough and fortified enough to have been the fort of an important British chieftain. Arthur?

A view from Cadbury Castle.

A man-made rampart of the hillfort.

Trees on the lane up the fort give the impression of a magical land.

The lane to the top of the castle.


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