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Bathampton Down & The Battle of Badon Hill


It is thought by some that Bathampton Down and it's Iron Age hillfort, Bathampton Camp, may have been the location for the early 6th century legendary Siege or Battle of Badon Hill (also known as the Battle of Badon or the Battle of Mount Badon), in which King Arthur’s Britons halted the advance of the Saxons into Britain.

Other candidates for the battle's location include include:
Badbury Hillfort, Dorset
Bowden Hill, Linlithgow
Little Solway Hill, Somerset
Brent Knoll, Somerset
Mynydd Baedan, Glamorgan
Dumbarton Rock, Strathclyde


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