Ham Hill

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The core of Ham Hill Country Park is Hamdon Iron Age hillfort; the largest in Europe. The 89 hectare fort has impressive Iron Age ramparts stretching for 5km, which are visible over much of the site. Later occupation by the Romans left the remains of a villa and a possible military camp. In the adjacent valley there is evidence of a deserted medieval village, and there are very obvious cliffs and crags all over the park from Victorian quarrying days, which completes the impressive timeline of occupation.

TypeOverall vote
Earthwork castle:7.2/10
Country park:6.4/10
Walk:9.1/10
Popularity rank: #687

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From the A303 turn off for Crewkerne and Stoke sub Hamdon on the A356 then follow the brown signs to Ham Hill.

From the A3088 out of Yeovil turn left onto the road signposted Montacute and Stoke sub Hamdon (then right at the junction). Follow the road for approximately 2km/just over 1mile into Stoke sub Hamdon then follow the brown signs to Ham Hill.

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Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Phone: +44 1935 823617
Email: grace.hall@southsomerset.gov.uk
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