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Bincknoll Castle



This seldom visited and moderately small Iron Age fort sits on the end of a promentary on the escarpment beneath the Ridgeway to the South and overlooking the plains around Swindon to the North. The nearest village is Wroughton about 3 miles East and the more famous Barbury Castle hill fort is about 3.5 miles away to the South-East. It can be reached by taking the A4361 South (Swindon to Avebury) then taking the turning to the right after passing the entrance to the Science Museum at Wroughton Airfield (on your left). There are limited places to park near Quidhampton Wood but it's only about a miles walk through fantastic beech woods till you come out at this amazing site with steep valleys on both sides and staggering views all around. Touchingly romantic and you only have to share it with a few cows.

[From a comment posted by A R Cane]
Posted by TMA Ed
8th October 2007ce

Comments (1)

Visited the site today and there were two other people up there taking photo's for what reason I do not know. But I can say that it is one of the prettiest places I've seen for a long time. I shall return with a picnic sometime. ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
22nd April 2010ce
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