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Uffington Castle

Topping the hill above the White Horse of Uffington is an 8-acre hillfort, Uffington Castle, and the highest point in Oxfordshire. It was originally built in around 700 BC, a simple, but massive, ditch and bank, topped with chalk-filled timber ramparts. In about 300 BC, the timber was replaced with sarsen stones. The purpose of Uffington Castle is unknown. It might have been a gathering place of some sort, even a trading post. There are a number of Romano-British burials nearby and fairs were held in the fort in recent centuries.

Park in the National Trust car park for the White Horse

Post Code
Main Historic Period
Link to featured article
White Horse, Wayland's Smithy
Primary Management
National Trust

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