History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: One of the largest hillforts in the country in area
For the technically inclined, the hillfort can be best described as univallate, with a ploughed interior.
The rampart is also slightly unusual, being not one, but two walls of earth. It has a low rise of about five feet on the outside, dropping down ten feet, before rising again to twenty feet at the peak of the inner rampart. Three series of excavations on the site have unearthed a variety of pottery finds.
Situated next to Membury airfield, the fort commands a good view to the west and south, and is within hearing range of the motorway, to the north.
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About Membury Hillfort
Address: Membury, Wiltshire, England
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: The hillfort lies immediately west of Membury airfield and the Membury Services on the M4
Photo Credit: Garett Ross
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Baydon, St Nicholas Church - 2 miles (Historic Church)
Aldbourne, St Michael's - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Lambourn Woodlands, St Mary's Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church)
Lambourn, St Michael's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Littlecote Roman Villa - 2.9 miles (Roman Site)
Ashdown House - 4.2 miles (Historic House)
Seven Barrows - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Great Shefford, St Mary's Church - 5.2 miles (Historic Church)
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