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Climbing up on Solsbury Hill


"Climbing up on Solsbury Hill

I could see the city light

Wind was blowing, time stood still

Eagle flew out of the night

He was something to observe

Came in close, I heard a voice

Standing, stretching every nerve

I had to listen had no choice

I did not believe the information

I just had to trust imagination

My heart going boom, boom, boom

Son, he said, grab your things I've come to take you home"


Peter Gabriel


Little Solsbury Hill (more commonly known as Solsbury Hill) is a small flat-topped hill and the site of an Iron Age hill fort located above the village of Batheaston in Somerset. The hill rises to 625 feet (191 m) above the River Avon just over 1 mile to the south. It is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It gives impressive views of the city of Bath and the surrounding area. The hill was immortalized in 1977 by Peter Gabriel in his song 'Solsbury Hill'.

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Taken on May 23, 2012