Beacon Hill Iron Age Hill Fort


Type:Country / Royal Park

Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9LP
Beacon Hill Iron Age Hill Fort


One of the best known hill forts in England and the site of one of the beacons that formed a network across Hampshire.

The firing of beacons on prominent hilltops was an integral part of the early defence and communication system for Britain. The last chain of beacons was lit on 5 June 2012 to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

You’ll even get a fantastic birds eye view of Highclere Castle (the real-life Downton Abbey!) from the site of one of the beacons that formed a network across Hampshire as part of Britain’s early defence and communication system.

This wonderful outdoor space is easily accessible from Newbury (6 miles), Whichurch (6 miles) and Basingstoke (13 miles).

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