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Liddington Castle

Liddington Castle is an Iron Age hillfort located in Wiltshire, England.

This is one of the various locations suggested as the site of the Battle of Badon. Some proponents of this theory argue that the hillfort’s strategic location and its defensive features make it a plausible candidate for the battle site.

About Liddington Castle

Liddington Castle is an ancient archaeological site that dates back to the late Iron Age period, which is roughly between 100 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. It is a classic example of an Iron Age hillfort, characterized by its circular or roughly oval shape and the presence of defensive earthworks.

The exact purpose of Liddington Castle and other hillforts of its kind is a subject of debate among archaeologists. They may have served as defensive strongholds, places of refuge during times of conflict, or centers of social and economic activity. Some hillforts could have fulfilled multiple functions.

It is unlikely that Liddington Castle was directly occupied or used by the Romans during their precence in Britain, as hillforts generally fell out of use by this time. It is possible that local communities adapted hillfort sites to be used for defensive or social purposes.

See also
Roman Empire | The Legend of King Arthur