Location, location, location
Bats Castle Iron Age Hill Fort sits proudly atop Gallox Hill in West Somerset. Once home to a warrior chief, it’s clear that he picked his plot well. Panoramic views in every direction and even across the water to Wales meant that approaching armies would have had no chance to sneak up unobserved. Although only the earthworks remain of this pre-historic settlement, it’s worth taking one of the steep footpaths from Dunster to visit the site. The views over the surrounding countryside are breathtaking and make it a great place for a picnic tinged with historic appeal.