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Address: Dorchester DT2 9EY, England
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Visit this if you're in Dorchester

We'd been recommended coming here as we were staying about 15 mins walk away, and so glad that we were. It's a lovely walk (and doesn't really matter if it rains), it's so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rosie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd been recommended coming here as we were staying about 15 mins walk away, and so glad that we were. It's a lovely walk (and doesn't really matter if it rains), it's so impressive and fun to explore. There were people of all ages there- and dogs seemed to be having a great time too running around all the mounds!... More 

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Thank Rosie T
Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hillforts are some of the most imposing landscape features of British and European prehistory. Maiden Castle may be Britain's largest (Ham Hill, Somerset, is bigger if it is only one hillfort - quarry has made that difficult to conform) and it has been the locus of important excavations in the 1930s and 1980s. It remains a spectacular site but the... More 

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Thank Richard_Tabor
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a walk and truly breathtaking in size. How did they make it without machinery? Views from the top are splendid. A big slice of history to visit.

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Thank Grumpybird9
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easy to get to along a very straight road passing over the A35, the information from English Heritage is useful and gives you an idea of what the whole place was like. We were lucky in having good weather but you would need god walking shoes or boots. Impressive views over the surrounding countryside.

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Thank r0gga01
South Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is always a great place for walk, at any time of year and regardless of the weather! It is an impressive site and never fails to astound when considering the achievements of our ancestors.

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Thank Jeffdee
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This ancient man made monument is an incredible insight to the minds of those who built it. The ancient Britons defended the mound against the attacking Roman army, the most efficient fighting machine of its day. The Britons fought them stark naked. They did this quite a lot. They were of the belief that their nakedness along with their painted... More 

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Thank Derek R
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place for a scenic walk for the whole family. Information boards tell of the long history of Maiden Castle. Dog walkers please keep your pet on a lead as there are usually sheep around.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Get place to visit with all the family and dog. Keep in mind that in parts of the grounds your dog needs to be on a lead due to the sheep. Great walk and views over Dorchester. Parking is free and the path is clearly marked. Stowt shoes will be fine or sports shoes if you are running ( great... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Take time out to walk round this most ancient site - Well worth the effort and views on a clear day are spectacular - on a really good day you can see the Isle of Wight. Time to walk all the way round - allow a good hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

maiden castle is an ancient monument having been inhabited by ancient English romans and pre normans and is a magnificent work of manmade sculpture. The walk to the top is easily accessible if a little tiring but when the top is reached the views over the channel open up along with those of the whole of dorset to the north... More 

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