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Beautiful views

Great place for roaming and walking your dogs! Full of ancient history, great for the kids to run... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Heard so Much About it... Finally Visited!

Visited the Castle as a little stopover on a hiking route. Provided an interesting detour. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for roaming and walking your dogs! Full of ancient history, great for the kids to run around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank karenandmartinan2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Castle as a little stopover on a hiking route. Provided an interesting detour. The info points are few and unobtrusive but useful. Otherwise, it's all about the view/landscape!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Maiden Castle covers a very large area. There are signs placed around to give the history of the people who lived on the spot. It's high on a hill so there are excellent views. It's interesting to envision what took place here during the Iron...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank don_the_shirt
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlanWWestmalling
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tim G
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