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Cadbury Camp (Nailsea)


<b>Cadbury Camp (Nailsea)</b>Posted by vulcanImage © vulcan
Nearest Town:Portishead (4km N)
OS Ref (GB):   ST454724 / Sheets: 171, 172
Latitude:51° 26' 50.69" N
Longitude:   2° 47' 8.79" W

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It is believed that there is an invisible door in Cadbury Hill, Nailsea. ... whoever finds this door and enters will encounter the ghosts of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
The door recalls that at Alderley Edge. But I do hope it's the real Arthur and his knights, and not just ghosts. From the 2007 'Haunted Somerset' by John Garland.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th April 2009ce

Phil Quinn (Third Stone 26) mentions that fairies used to live here at Cadbury. But they couldn't stand the noise from the new church bells - they buried their gold and left (perhaps too heavy to take with them?).

The folklore mentioned by Purejoy below is included by Ruth Tongue in her 1965 'Somerset Folklore' - she also says that the local people (unsurprisingly) called the camp 'Camelot'.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd August 2005ce
Edited 3rd August 2005ce

Another ‘cadbury’ and another Arthurian legend! There is rumoured to be a cavern in this hillfort where King Arthur and his knights lie sleeping, waiting to be called out to help England face her enemies. Black magic and witchcraft were said to have been practiced here, plus dancing around a thorn tree on May Eve and Midsummer Eve pure joy Posted by pure joy
25th March 2003ce