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Fantastic drone footage captures Thetford’s ancient Castle Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:05 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 12 February 2018

Despite the controversial steps that have been installed on Castle Hill, the views are lovely.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

Despite the controversial steps that have been installed on Castle Hill, the views are lovely. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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This fantastic footage captures Thetford’s Castle Hill in all its glory.

Despite the controversial steps that have been installed on Castle Hill, the views are lovely.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017Despite the controversial steps that have been installed on Castle Hill, the views are lovely. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Taken by Ray Hoogendijk using a drone, the footage gives people the chance to see the ancient motte from a different perspective.

The 12th Century Castle Hill is thought to be the tallest motte in England and is one of only five Iron Age hill forts in Norfolk.

The 360 degrees view shows the 25m high mound and parts of Castle Park and shows how the town has grown around the historic site.

Last year steps were constructed up one side of the mound to help preserve the mound and allow better access to the top.

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