Clifton Down Camp Hill-fort, Bristol

Overlooking the Avon Gorge, Clifton Down Camp hillfort is an Iron Age multivallate promontory hillfort enclosing around three acres (one and a quarter hectares). The ramparts have suffered from quarrying over the years, but are still quite considerable. The Western side of the enclosure is protected by a sheer cliff. ‘Hut Circles’ – roundhouse platforms in modern parlance – were identified by Tratman in the late 1940s.

One of three hillforts overlooking this part of the Avon Gorge. The others are Burwalls Camp, and Stokeleigh Camp.


OS map reference: ST 5595 7328 . Nearest city: Bristol.

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