Hambledon Hill Iron Age Fort in Dorset, England
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The National Trust/Ross Hoddinott
 
The National Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has bought Hambledon Hill Iron Age Fort in Dorset (south-west England) for £450,000. Money to buy the Fort came from a Natural England grant and a legacy gift left to benefit Dorset countryside. Hambledon Hill Fort, near Blandford Forum in Dorset, was built more than 2,600 years ago and stands at 190m (620ft). It spans the equivalent of 50 football fields and its historical uses included communal occupation, farming, feasting, conflict and burial.
 
The National Trust owns seven Hill Forts in Dorset. Hambledon Hill is also important for the range of wildlife it supports. More here.