Barbury Castle

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Barbury Castle: The principal focal points of the park are the Iron Age hill fort, covering about twelve acres, adjacent round barrows, Celtic field systems and 18th-19th Century flint workings. Here the West Saxons are said to have defeated the Britons at the Battle of Beran Byrig in AD 556; and centuries later the area was a favourite haunt of Richard Jefferies, the 19th Century writer, who lived an hours walk away at Coate.

TypeOverall vote
Earthwork castle:6.1/10
Walk:6.9/10
Popularity rank: #444
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Wiltshire, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Barbury Castle Local Nature Reserve, Barbury Castle Country Park

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From M4 Junction 15, follow the A346 towards Marlborough until you see signs for 'Chiseldon'. Then follow the signs for 'Barbury Castle'.

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Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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