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Maiden Castle

Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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Worth a stop and a walk

This is one of those places that connect you with England's past--the remains of a Neolithic fort... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Max W
Vancouver, Canada
An amazing hill fort with superb views, and daring sheep!

We were staying near Dorchester, and decided to visit Maiden Castle as we have a fascination with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of those places that connect you with England's past--the remains of a Neolithic fort on a windy, grassy hill that feels desolate and ancient, though it's only minutes from the city. Parking's free and there's no sense of it being a tourist...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were staying near Dorchester, and decided to visit Maiden Castle as we have a fascination with history. It is simply awe-inspiring! As we walked round the vast area we kept marvelling at how the ancient fort-dwellers had dug out all the chalky soil to...More

Thank WerdnaHampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to walk around with a lot of history and good panoramic views over Dorchester. Can be steep in some places, car parking at the bottom but no cafe or toilets.

Thank DavenportsUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

This vast Neolithic monument is a fascinating place to wander around. Easy to find by car, free parking and access, adequate signs and information at the property. Wear suitable footwear as the footpaths are mainly frequented by sheep.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Working near the castle at a clients. Took my dogs with me and they suggested this place to run them off at lunch break. A brief walk to the site and wow what a place. Great views, it's a big expanse. Yes it was windy...More

Thank Barrie59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant walk through the sheep around this fort. Tracks well worn. Large car park and good information boards.

Thank NG0901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soaring over the Dorset Countryside, one could imagine the hubbub of life here some 2000 years ago. Then it probably would have been a shining white object visible from a huge distance away - the grass not then covering the ramparts. Chilling to think that...More

Thank Big_Marcus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Massive earthworks castle that makes people wonder how on earth they managed to move so much material thousands of years ago. Huge defensive gullies that can only be appreciated from close up. Fine views from the top of the castle.

Thank engine55
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited Maiden Castle and walk around the top of the mound, there was not many people there so it was lovely and peaceful and well worth a visit

Thank johnandbabs
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It is well worth making the effort to find Maiden Castle. It is a huge hill fort reached through a suburban street on the outskirts of Dorchester. We were lucky with the weather and the views were superb. It is a lovely walk round the...More

Thank Lawrence S
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