Woodbury Castle

What will I see?

Woodbury Castle is not a medieval castle but a prehistoric hillfort. It is located at 175m above sea level east of the Exe Estuary and gives extensive views of the surrounding countryside. The ramparts and ditches are well conserved and extensive.

Earthworks at Woodbury Castle - credit Steve Bennett

How do I get there?

Woodbury Castle lies on the B3180, the Exmouth to West Hill road and there is a car park at SY 032 874. Altenatively catch a bus to Woodbury and then follow the public footpath network to the site.

Can I find out more?

There is interpretation on site.

- Visit the Woodbury Castle page on the Pebblebed Heaths Trust web page.

- View a pdf of the Devon Archaeological Society leaflet about the site Page 1 and Page 2.

Return to the Archaeology Trail


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East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

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In England and Wales, our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of 46 AONBs across the UK. A National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty exists to provide general information about AONBs

The South West Protected Landscapes Forum also exists to provide information and a regional voice for the 14 Protected Landscapes that together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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