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Maiden Castle

Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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Awe inspiring

Maiden Castle is a wonderful thing to have on your doorstep. Literally in my case. When the light... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
paulc19642017
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London, United Kingdom
Part of our History

I feel this is a remarkable site. It's size is impresive and for those who are interested in Roman... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JonnyFatboy
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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"iron age hill fort"
in 22 reviews
"roman temple"
in 20 reviews
"english heritage"
in 18 reviews
"information boards"
in 25 reviews
"car park"
in 48 reviews
"sheep grazing"
in 6 reviews
"great walk"
in 13 reviews
"kite flying"
in 5 reviews
"huge site"
in 5 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 8 reviews
"up hill"
in 4 reviews
"steep walk"
in 4 reviews
"an iron"
in 5 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 9 reviews
"walking boots"
in 4 reviews
"ancient history"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Maiden Castle is a wonderful thing to have on your doorstep. Literally in my case. When the light is low in the sky and picks up the dramatic ramparts, then is the time to see this dramatic hill fort in full glory. You can almost...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I feel this is a remarkable site. It's size is impresive and for those who are interested in Roman history an interesting visit. Under siege by the Second Legion led by the future Emperor Vespasian, during the conquest of Britain, you can imagine the impressive...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place for a walk with the family, or on your own. The views stunning, the birdsong, enchanting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing hill fort. Shows how advanced the British Tribes were before the Roman Invasion Lovely views across The ramparts

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Maiden Castle is a Hillfort just outside Dorchester. It is apparently the largest in the country. There is a small carpark which is FREE. Quite a steep climb up a path to take you to the main entrance. Stunning views from the top confirm why...More

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Important historic site with good information signs. With over 3000 years of history with building of houses and defence systems, cooking fires and trying to keep their huts warm in the winter you understand that over the centuries all the woods disappeared and in the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

There's no protection from the wind if it's blowing a hooley but if you take the effort to go up and wander around - using the info boards as references - then you can transport yourself back to an ancient time to a more simple...More

Thank Rob-n-Pam
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Just remember this is an iron age fort, it’s very open and as is today that means some serious winds, but... it’s amazing to walk where ancestors have walked. Just remember the sweat and tears which it took to make this amazing bit of history....More

Thank William H
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Fantastic, timeless setting with unparalleled views and lovely walks. Go when it’s snowing or pelting with rain (or sunny). Well, anytime, really. It changes with the light and weather, The contours are amazing. Get some photos, they can be almost abstract.

Thank Kristin777374
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful slice of iron age history on the edge of Dorchester. Historically interesting and for a walk in the country it’s great as well. But with young children or even young teens this place really comes alive. Think: Running up hills Kicking a football uphill...More

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