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The Bulwark - geograph.org.uk - 285997.jpg
Hill fort - a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement Edit or translate this description.
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A  hill fort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.

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  • historic:civilization=* (or more precise subtags) - the civilization (culture) that originally created the fortification
  • tourism=attraction - if the fortification is a tourist attraction.
  • heritage=* - fortification is registered by an official heritage organisation.