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South Cadbury village, Somerset

South Cadbury is a village and civil parish in South Somerset district. The parish includes the village of Sutton Montis.

It is famous as the location of the hill fort of Cadbury Castle, thought by some to be King Arthur's Camelot.

The name Cadbury means 'Cada's fort' and refers to Cadbury Castle, which is immediately to the south west of the village. It is a vast Iron Age hill fort covering an area of around 20 acres. The site has seen human occupation from Neolithic times until the late Saxon period. It was famously partially excavated by Leslie Alcock in the 1960s, when, amongst other things, an Arthurian period feasting hall was discovered. Since John Leland made reference to local traditions of a connection with King Arthur in the 16th century, there has been widespread speculation that this was the location of Camelot. King Arthur's Well sits at the foot of the hill and the local public house, the Red Lion, was renamed The Camelot when it was remodelled in 2004. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor is recorded as held by Turstin FitzRolf. The parish was part of the hundred of Catsash.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Castle Cary, Wincanton, Yeovil and Somerton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowShepton Mallet





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:


	arrowCastle Cary




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Yeovil, Ilchester, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowHaynes International Motor Museum

	arrowFleet Air Arm Museum

	arrowCineworld, Yeovil

	arrowSwan Theatre

	arrowOctagon Theatre

	arrowTintinhull Garden

Castle Cary

	arrowCastle Cary Museum


	arrowGants Mill and Garden


	arrowLytes Cary Manor




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