Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Roundway Down

On our recent holiday we visited the battlefield of Roundway Down ,which as you drive through Devizes you would imagine it is easy to find as every other street and retail park are named after people involved in the battle or war ,however it is very hard to find. There are no brown signs or any mention what so ever ,the local website gives a description of the battle but no directions and the local government site only includes a blank page ,when you drive into Round way village again no signs but you will see an unnamed  lane with a dead end sign drive straight down that until you come to a Y junction go left and you come to some parking spaces go past these along a very bad road and you arrive at a car park . The 1 st of two information boards is a walk away from the car park but is visible from the car park and the wrongly named Olivers castle is a short walk away . Information about the battle is easily obtained so I will just post some relevant photographs .

The 1st information Board

one of the escape routes

2nd Info Board at Olivers Castle

The view of the Bloody Ditch where many men and Horses perished as they crashed down from Olivers Castle.

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