Abbotsbury Castle overview
Modern name(s) Abbotsbury Castle
Region Europe
Section British Isles
Latitude 50.67715679 N suggest info
Longitude 2.6300255 W
Status Accurate location
Info An Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village of Abbotsbury. The fort was occupied by the Celtic Durotriges tribe and was situated on a high chalk hill overlooking the English Channel, making it the front line of defence from invasion. When the Romans invaded in AD 43, the second Augustian legion of Vespasian took the fort quickly with little struggle before moving on to Maiden Castle. There is no evidence that the Romans settled at Abbotsbury Castle as they did at some other hill forts.
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50.677157, -2.630025 === 50.677157 N, 2.630025 W === 50° 40' 37.8" N, 2° 37' 48.1" W
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Nearest sites Allington Hill, circa 12.1 km (7.5 mi) north-west
Poundbury Hill, circa 13.4 km (8.3 mi) east
Durnovaria, Dorset, circa 13.8 km (8.6 mi) east
Maiden Castle, circa 11.4 km (7.1 mi) east
Hambledon Hill, circa 38.9 km (24.2 mi) north-east
Cadbury Castle, circa 39.2 km (24.3 mi) north
Athelney hill fort, King Alfred's Monument, circa 47.5 km (29.5 mi) north-west
Knowlton Henge, circa 52.4 km (32.6 mi) east
Broomfield Camp, circa 56.7 km (35.2 mi) north-west
Maesbury Castle, circa 60.8 km (37.8 mi) north
Blacker's Hill, circa 64.1 km (39.8 mi) north
Brent Knoll Camp, circa 67.8 km (42.2 mi) north-west
Dolebury, circa 73.1 km (45.4 mi) north
Banwell Camp, circa 73.9 km (45.9 mi) north
Oldberry Castle, circa 76.7 km (47.7 mi) west
Figsbury Ring, circa 78.8 km (49 mi) north-east
Bat's Castle, circa 79.3 km (49.3 mi) north-west
Mounsey Castle, circa 79.5 km (49.4 mi) west
Brewer's Castle, circa 79.8 km (49.6 mi) west
Black Ball Camp, circa 79.9 km (49.7 mi) north-west
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Database ID 8750, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:33, Last changed 7 Apr 2012, 19:50