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Probably the best preserved hillfort in Britain

Dramatic ramparts and views over the wider countryside, make this a superb place to visit, even if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherborne, United Kingdom
A step back in time .... excellent

Maiden Castle gives a real understanding as to how our forefathers must have lived and how they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dramatic ramparts and views over the wider countryside, make this a superb place to visit, even if you are not an avid archaeologist. It is great walking country and easy to access from the free car park and is also free to visit. Interesting boards...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maiden Castle gives a real understanding as to how our forefathers must have lived and how they prepared to defend themselves. The earthworks are huge and walking through/over them gives some idea as to how the castle functioned. There are information boards giving sufficient insight...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside Dorchester, this large hill fort from the period of the Roman invasion offers a great insight to our history, as well as a rather beautiful walk with stunning views.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maiden Castle is an amazing space a true testament to the ingenuity and skills of our forebears; the tendency is to think of Iron Age Britain as a country full of uncivilised and disorganised groups, but the cooperation, infrastructure and organisational support that would have...More

Thank AlanWWestmalling
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I saw aerial views of Maiden Castle when I was a child and always found them intriguing. Not a castle in the traditional sense but a plateau surrounded by earthworks dating back to the Iron Age and beyond. It's a bit of a walk to...More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely peaceful place to let the children run free in the fresh air. Learn historical facts and see the ancient roman temple remains.

Thank Kerri A
Reviewed 22 August 2018

It is so huge and old it is hard to grasp the greatness of it. I would guess it is a wounderful place to take an hour walk as well. Important to know, there are sheep in the area.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Superb views from the top of this unusual Iron Age fort with remains of a Roman temple burial ground. Neolithic meeting place and huge earthworks amazing given the tools available at the time

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 13 August 2018 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 12 August 2018

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

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