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A lovely piece of our heritage, well worth the walk.

Maiden Castle is an amazing space a true testament to the ingenuity and skills of our forebears... read more

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West Malling, United Kingdom
Ancient Hill Fort

I saw aerial views of Maiden Castle when I was a child and always found them intriguing. Not a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today

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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 11 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

Thank Anarchon
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 30 June 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
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