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Maiden Castle

Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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An immense sense of history and scale

Maiden Castle is not a castle in the conventional sense - it's a hill fort which was occupied by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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A real trip into history

We have driven past this earthwork many times but this is the first time we took the trouble to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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Dorchester DT2 9EY, England

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maiden Castle is not a castle in the conventional sense - it's a hill fort which was occupied by the Celts until being conquered by the Romans. It's huge - you have to visit it to appreciate the size of the thing as well as...More

Thank SousSheRoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven past this earthwork many times but this is the first time we took the trouble to visit. The approach needs a bit of planning as it is not as simple as it may seem. The walk around the ramparts is bracing and,...More

Thank Richardt1008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be disappointed that the "castle" is made entirely of grassy banks. Climb up the paths (only steep in places) and you are rewarded by a great workout and wonderful views. We walked right round the outer perimeter path - along with sheep busy keeping...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing site the fort is huge and in good condition giving a really good impression of what it was like. Free parking.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the largest hill forts, 3,000 years old originally iron age and then used by the Romans. A good walk on the mounds around the fort with lovely views over the Dorset countryside.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really a castle but a vast earthworks hill fort. Great For an afternoons walk (allow about two hours to walk right round. Various routes with the most popular being from the car park(free) at the end of maiden castle road a couple of miles...More

Thank rogersw2016
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Max W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 17 June 2017

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
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