Alfreds Castle

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Alfreds Castle: Small Iron Age hill fort, established within a series of late Bronze Age linear ditches and revealed much evidence for occupation within it. In the late 1st century, a Romano-British farmhouse was built within the abandoned prehistoric enclosure.

King Alfred won a great victory against the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown, in AD 871, many claim he used this location as his base and lookout point. Though the exact location of the battle is still a matter of debate.

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Earthwork castle:7.1/10
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Free access is via Ashdown House, located a few hundred yards to the south west.

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Opening times:

Every day of year, except Fridays, Dawn to dusk.

Prices:

Free

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