The history of human activity on the Castle Hill goes back over 4000 years. The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts. In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains. The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897
No camping, barbeques or fires are allowed due to the damage that has been sustained to the ancient monument and vegetation. The use of kite buggies is discouraged due to the damage they can cause to the monument and in regards to safety for other visitors. Castle Hill has unpredictable winds for any kite flyer and they should not be used in high winds or thunderstorms.