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Good for a walk. We took our children ages 2, 5 and 9 we found the route through west entrance was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TheAbductee
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Massive iron age fort

Maiden Castle is an iron age fort with a ring of double ramparts plus two very elaborate gateways... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anarchon
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good for a walk. We took our children ages 2, 5 and 9 we found the route through west entrance was the easiest as the room Nate back over the north defensive hills was precarious and we held the two youngest children very close. But...More

Thank TheAbductee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Maiden Castle is an iron age fort with a ring of double ramparts plus two very elaborate gateways. The fort was attacked by the Roman Army as part of the invasion of Britain. Within the north eastern corner there are the remains of a Roman...More

Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 2 mile walk from the centre of Dorchester centrum, but easy enough to find, lies this impressive and imposing iron age hill fort. Clearly build for defensive purposes, but probably also build to impress neighbouring tribes and clans, this fort was build over several...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Massive, this place is impressive in size loads of history a very good afternoon plus great weather on the days we chose to visit.

Thank petersU3681AA
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Maiden Catle is an historic site which attracts people for learning and information purposes but is also an amazing place to have a walk and take in views of Dorchester and the surrounding areas.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went here on a recommendation from a friend. I would suggest doing this when everything else is closed so you can fit everything in. It was a peaceful place and would come here again. Free parking.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited Maiden Castle on a very blustery day hence our title! You need to be fit to make the trip worthwhile - up and down the ancient hill and ledges down well trodden by the local sheep too. Years ago we used take the...More

Thank EllieP99
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

Thank paulc19642017
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Thank JonnyFatboy
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

Thank MAH38469
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