Musbury Castle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 50°44′31″N 3°01′01″W / 50.741949°N 3.017°W / 50.741949; -3.017

Musbury Castle is located in Devon
Musbury Castle
Map showing the location of Musbury Castle within Devon
(grid reference SY282941)

Musbury Castle is an Iron Age Hill fort situated above the Village of Musbury in Devon. The fort occupies a commanding hill top approx 175 Metres above Sea Level overlooking the Axe valley[1]at Ordnance Survey grid reference SY282941. Musbury means "burrough by or near mosses".

Musbury Castle
A low green ridge bends away to the right, in the background is a distant shore below the hill
Part of the fort and the view to Seaton on the South Devon coast. 
Three wooded hills loom high above a muddy estuary
Musbury Castle on the left of three hills viewed from the estuary of the river Axe 


  1. ^ R.R.Sellman; Aspects of Devon History, Devon Books 1985 - ISBN 0-86114-756-1 - Chapter 2; The Iron Age in Devon. Map Page 11 of Iron Age hill forts in Devon includes Musbury