Cadbury Castle

South Cadbury
Nr Sparkford
BA22 7EX


The site of an ancient hill fort, this is a steep-sided hill with woods on the lower slopes and an open grassy area at the top. There is no longer any sign of the castle so no ruins to play in! There is a car park in the village of South Cadbury, from where a short walk along the road will take you to the footpath that leads through two gates up to the top of the hill.

To play in the woods, turn right immediately after the first gate. This takes you to the centre of the woods - good for den building and playing on huge logs. Paths can be muddy so sturdy footwear is recommended. The top of the hill is ideal for ball games, frisbee and running up and rolling down banks. There may sometimes be cattle grazing.

There are no toilets but there is a pub in South Cadbury. In North Cadbury there is a post office and a pub. Petrol, toilets and a shop are on the A303 at Sparkford.

Road Directions

South Cadbury can be found just south of the A303 near Sparkford, a village that is to the north east of Yeovil. From Sparkford take A303 towards Andover/London. At Chapel Cross branch left signposted South Cadbury and North Cadbury. Turn left and then right down narrow lane into the village. The hill fort is signed as an attraction. Free parking is provided in the village.

Public Transport Directions

Buses 19 and 19A go to South Cadbury from Yeovil and Bruton.

Cycling is possible if able to avoid the A303. Bars for chaining bicycles are provided.