An Iron Age enclosure occupies a hilltop location above the Somerset village of Selworthy. A National Trust trail leads to a series of earthwork banks and ditches enclosing an area of roughly 3 acres in size. Selworthy,
Is this Camelot? Or perhaps Mount Badon, site of King Arthur's final battle? Perhaps, for tales of King Arthur cling to this ancient hillfort rising above the pretty village of South Cadbury. The summit of the 150-metre high hill is defended with four earthwork ditches and banks. The site was occupied as early as the Neolithic period. The Romans captured South Cadbury, but at the end of the Roman era, it seems that there was a large settlement with a great hall here. The Saxons later established a mint at South Cadbury. South Cadbury,
The third largest stone circle complex in the UK. For some reason, Stanton Drew has never received the publicity of more well-known circles such as Arbor Low or Avebury. Stanton Drew is composed of three stone circles with associated stone rows, and a 'Cove', a closely spaced set of three stones. Stanton Drew,
England, BS39 4EW
A Neolithic long barrow with multiple burial chambers. Stoney Littleton is one of the most easily accessible long barrows in Britain. The barrow is oriented north-west to south-east and is about 30 metres long. It is 12 metres wide at its widest, and 2 metres high.
Tarr Steps is an ancient clapper bridge spanning the River Barle. The bridge may be as much as 3000 years old and is made of 17 large stone slabs laid end to end. There are circular walks along the river, which is part of a National Nature Reserve. Liscombe,
England, TA22 9PY
He founded the Literary Club, whose first members included Samuel Johnson, Edmund Burke, and dramatist Richard Sheridan
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
This king was the son of Richard, Duke of York, and a leader of the Yorkist cause in the Wars of the Roses
It has managed to preserve many historic features of the town, such as the round house, horsepond and many other local buildings, dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is owned and managed by Daniel Patrick along with family and staff. Our aim is to provide our guests with … more >>
Built in the 1400s The George and Pilgrim is the oldest purpose-built pub in the South West of England. Situated in the heart of Glastonbury it is steeped in history and old folk law. The building has a paneled stone frontage mullion windows and old oak beams. All 14 … more >>