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Hillfort Collection

Discover the ancient wonders of hillforts across England

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cleeve Hill 27646_030

Cleeve Hill 27646_030
Cleeve Hill camp, Gloucestershire. Iron Age hillfort on the edge of the Cotswold scarp. SO9825/75

Background imageHillfort Collection: Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032

Yeavering Bell Camp 28283_032
Yeavering Bell, Kirknewton, Cheviots, Northumberland. Iron Age hillfort. Photographed in 2012. NHLE1006561

Background imageHillfort Collection: Caer Caradoc 21128_02

Caer Caradoc 21128_02
Caer Caradoc hillfort, Church Stretton, Shropshire. The Iron Age hillfort of Caer Caradoc covers an area approaching 6 acres and has commanding views over the surrounding landscape

Background imageHillfort Collection: Old Oswestry 29446_035

Old Oswestry 29446_035
Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Shropshire. Photographed in June 2015

Background imageHillfort Collection: Uleybury Hillfort JEH_22023_12A

Uleybury Hillfort JEH_22023_12A
Uleybury Hillfort, Uley, Gloucestershire. This impressive hillfort which encloses an area of 13 ha was constructed around 400 BC. Photographed by Jim Hancock in June 1969

Background imageHillfort Collection: Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027

Maiden Castle JEH_22044_027
Maiden Castle, Dorset. The largest Iron Age hillfort in Britain, currently managed by English Heritage. Photographed in September 1970 by Jim Hancock

Background imageHillfort Collection: Liddington Castle 27618_002

Liddington Castle 27618_002
Liddington Castle, Swindon. Iron Age hillfort near the Ridgeway. SU2079/136

Background imageHillfort Collection: Old Sarum 33306_031

Old Sarum 33306_031
Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 2017. A multi period site comprising Iron Age hillfort, Romano British occupation, a Saxon burh, a Norman motte and bailey castle and a cathedral. SU1332

Background imageHillfort Collection: Leckhampton Hill JEH_22055_093

Leckhampton Hill JEH_22055_093
Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1971. Univallate Iron Age hillfort. SO9418

Background imageHillfort Collection: Pair of Celtic Bronze Bulls, Bulbury Camp, Dorset, England, c1st century BC - c1st century

Pair of Celtic Bronze Bulls, Bulbury Camp, Dorset, England, c1st century BC - c1st century. Probably mountings from a chariot-spoke

Background imageHillfort Collection: Oldbury Castle 33468_060

Oldbury Castle 33468_060
Oldbury Castle bivallate Iron Age hillfort earthwork, the Cherhill White Horse and the Lansdowne Monument, Cherhill Down, Wiltshire. Photographed in 2018

Background imageHillfort Collection: Conderton Camp HAW_9388_33

Conderton Camp HAW_9388_33
Conderton Camp, Conderton, Worcestershire. Aerial view of the Nicholas Thomas excavations in progress in August 1958. Results were finally published in 2005

Background imageHillfort Collection: Eddisbury Hillfort entrance DP119403

Eddisbury Hillfort entrance DP119403
Eddisbury Hill, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire. Excavation of the Eastern entrance of the hillfort in progress in August 2010

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33788_021

Cadbury Castle 33788_021
Cadbury Castle, the earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillfort, reoccupied in the Roman and Early Medieval periods, Somerset, 2019. Thought by some to be the site of Camelot

Background imageHillfort Collection: Castle Hill, Thetford 29849_001

Castle Hill, Thetford 29849_001
Castle Hill, Thetford. A motte and bailey castle, Iron Age earthwork enclosure and site of Augustinian friary, 2016

Background imageHillfort Collection: Maiden Castle 29548_015

Maiden Castle 29548_015
Maiden Castle, near Dorchester, Dorset, 2015. Maiden Castle, known primarily as an Iron Age multivallate hillfort earthwork

Background imageHillfort Collection: Boringdon Camp 35153_008

Boringdon Camp 35153_008
Boringdon Camp, a univallate Iron Age hillfort near Plymouth, Devon, 2022

Background imageHillfort Collection: Madmarston Hilll 35164_031

Madmarston Hilll 35164_031
Madmarston Hilll, an Iron Age multivallate hillfort crop mark, near Tadmarton, Oxfordshire, 2022

Background imageHillfort Collection: Coopers Hill 35131_054

Coopers Hill 35131_054
Coopers Hill, the site of cheese rolling competition held annually on the Spring Bank holiday, Coopers Hill, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire, 2021

Background imageHillfort Collection: Herefordshire Beacon 33860_024

Herefordshire Beacon 33860_024
The Herefordshire Beacon Camp, or The British Camp, an Iron Age multivallate hillfort, Malvern Hills, Herefordshire, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33892_031

Cadbury Castle 33892_031
Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age multivallate hillfort earthwork, with strip lynchet earthworks to the south of the castle, South Cadbury, Somerset, 2020

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33892_029

Cadbury Castle 33892_029
Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age multivallate hillfort earthwork, with strip lynchet earthworks to the south of the castle, South Cadbury, Somerset, 2020

Background imageHillfort Collection: Concentric hillfort 33907_045

Concentric hillfort 33907_045
Multivallate Iron Age hillfort consisting of five concentric enclosures, Devon, 2020

Background imageHillfort Collection: Danebury Hill 33960_002

Danebury Hill 33960_002
Danebury Hill, a multivallate Iron Age hillfort earthwork, Danebury, Hampshire, 2020

Background imageHillfort Collection: Concentric hillfort 33907_039

Concentric hillfort 33907_039
Multivallate Iron Age hillfort consisting of five concentric enclosures, Devon, 2020

Background imageHillfort Collection: Pilsdon Pen 33791_054

Pilsdon Pen 33791_054
Pilsdon Pen multivallate hillfort, Dorset, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Pilsdon Pen 33791_050

Pilsdon Pen 33791_050
Pilsdon Pen multivallate hillfort, Dorset, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Lamberts Castle 33790_048

Lamberts Castle 33790_048
Lamberts Castle, an Iron Age univallate hillfort with a bowl barrow and the sites of a post-medieval fair and a telegraph station, Dorset, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Coneys Castle 33790_032

Coneys Castle 33790_032
Coneys Castle Iron Age hillfort, Dorset, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Barrow Hill 33789_006

Barrow Hill 33789_006
Promontory fort on Barrow Hill, Somerset, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33788_022

Cadbury Castle 33788_022
Cadbury Castle, the earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillfort, reoccupied in the Roman and Early Medieval periods, Somerset, 2019. Thought by some to be the site of Camelot

Background imageHillfort Collection: Herefordshire Beacon 33798_065

Herefordshire Beacon 33798_065
Herefordshire Beacon Camp, A hillfort, medieval castle and park pale on the boundary between the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: Herefordshire Beacon 33800_001

Herefordshire Beacon 33800_001
Herefordshire Beacon Camp, A hillfort, medieval castle and park pale on the boundary between the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 2019

Background imageHillfort Collection: The Trundle 33442_031

The Trundle 33442_031
The Trundle hillfort and causewayed enclosure at St Roches Hill, West Sussex, 2018

Background imageHillfort Collection: The Trundle 33442_024

The Trundle 33442_024
The Trundle hillfort and causewayed enclosure at St Roches Hill, West Sussex, 2018

Background imageHillfort Collection: Idbury Camp 33428_032

Idbury Camp 33428_032
Idbury Camp, a univallate hillfort crop mark, Idbury, Oxfordshire, 2018

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cherhill Down 33555_005

Cherhill Down 33555_005
Oldbury Camp, the Lansdowne Monument and Cherhill White Horse on Cherhill Down, Wiltshire, 2018

Background imageHillfort Collection: Beacon Hill 33408_052

Beacon Hill 33408_052
Large univallate Iron Age hillfort at Beacon Hill, Hampshire, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Beacon Hill 33408_050

Beacon Hill 33408_050
Large univallate Iron Age hillfort at Beacon Hill, Hampshire, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_008

Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_008
Unfinished Early Iron Age univallate hillfort earthwork situated on Ladle Hill, Hampshire, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_001

Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_001
Unfinished Early Iron Age univallate hillfort earthwork situated on Ladle Hill, Hampshire, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_002

Ladle Hill hillfort 33408_002
Unfinished Early Iron Age univallate hillfort earthwork situated on Ladle Hill, Hampshire, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33396_029

Cadbury Castle 33396_029
Cadbury Castle, multivallate hillfort, Somerset, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33399_024

Cadbury Castle 33399_024
Cadbury Castle, the earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillfort, Somerset, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33399_033

Cadbury Castle 33399_033
Cadbury Castle, the earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillfort, Somerset, 2017

Background imageHillfort Collection: Knolbury 33264_022

Knolbury 33264_022
Knolbury, a possible Iron Age univallate hillfort earthwork on Barley Hill, near Chadlington, Oxfordshire, 2016

Background imageHillfort Collection: Cadbury Castle 33079_032

Cadbury Castle 33079_032
Cadbury Castle multivallate hillfort, Somerset, 2016

Background imageHillfort Collection: Elmley Castle 33256_031

Elmley Castle 33256_031
Elmley Castle, a medieval ringwork and bailey located within two Iron Age hillforts, Worcestershire, 2016




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Discover the ancient wonders of hillforts across England. From the majestic Caer Caradoc to the breathtaking Cleeve Hill, these historical sites hold stories of a bygone era. Step back in time at Old Oswestry and Yeavering Bell Camp, where you can immerse yourself in the rich Celtic heritage. Explore Uleybury Hillfort and Maiden Castle for a glimpse into Iron Age life, while Liddington Castle and Leckhampton Hill offer stunning panoramic views. Don't miss out on Old Sarum's fascinating history or the intricate Pair of Celtic Bronze Bulls found at Bulbury Camp. Experience the grandeur of Oldbury Castle and marvel at Eddisbury Hillfort's impressive entrance. Join us on a journey through time as we unravel the mysteries behind these remarkable hillforts that have stood strong for centuries.