This hillfort in Devon was built during the 4th century BC. It was used by an Iron Age tribal people, probably for several hundred years. Blackbury Camp had impressive ramparts, and the single entrance was protected by a large triangular earthwork or ‘barbican’. Now surrounded by woodland, the hillfort is a popular spot for picnics.
Read more about the history of Blackbury Camp.
Before You Go
Access: The hillfort is within a wooded area, parts of which are uneven and can become muddy.
Opening times: Open all year round during daylight hours.
Parking: There is a small free car park at the site. Overnight parking or camping is not permitted.
Facilities: There are no facilities at Blackbury Camp, however there are a selection of pubs, cafes and shops in the nearby village of Beer and nearby town of Seaton.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
Visit during late spring to see the fantastic carpet of bluebells and bring a picnic to make the most of this picturesque spot - also a great base for local walks.