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Maiden Castle

Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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Long Walk up

Maiden Castle is a Hillfort just outside Dorchester. It is apparently the largest in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen H
Understanding why they left the hill fortress.

Important historic site with good information signs. With over 3000 years of history with building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
huys25
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Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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"iron age hill fort"
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"roman temple"
in 19 reviews
"english heritage"
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"information boards"
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"car park"
in 47 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"
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"an iron"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"walking boots"
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"ancient history"
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"superb views"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank huys25
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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

Thank ITJuggler
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

There is a good (free) car park and access paths to the fort. It is also a popular walk for dogs and there is evidence along the footpaths. The top and far side are pretty clear. There are also sheep at some times of the...More

Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We were a little put off by some of the reviews as it seemed to be a challenging walk. We certainly didn't find it as demanding as others, we were up and toured the fill fort within 1 hr. A very impressive and informative site....More

Thank porkpieGloucester
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

So it’s a decent walk to get there, particularly if you chase your children straight up the steep ‘sides’, you’ve got to be fit to do that or, like me, it will hurt later! But once there and on a clear day the views are...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to come on a clear day having good views all round. Good place to walk the dog & suitable off lead when there are no sheep grazing, there are poo bins near the car park. Not lots of parking available but never not...More

Thank Lis97
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