Abbotsbury Castle // Abbotsbury

Abbotsbury Castle
Photo: © Ethan Doyle White / CC BY-SA 3.0

Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

Occupying 10 acres of land and overlooking the village of Abbotsbury in south west Dorset is Abbotsbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort which commands spectacular views over the English Channel from its high chalk hill.

It was originally built as the front line of defence from invasion when the Romans invaded in AD43.