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“Very Special” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Dorchester
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Chester, England
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79 reviews
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“Very Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I used to live not many minutes away from Maiden and always visit when I go back to Dorset. I've been here hundreds of times over the years and regard it as one of the great sights in England. It is a massive Iron Age hill fort built on an earlier neolithic site and including a later Romano-British temple site. There are no ruins so to speak but massive ditches and ramparts, incredible views and a real atmosphere. There are information boards that explain the site quite well but I would suggest a visit to the County museum in Dorchester first to get a good idea of the site, its history and place in the landscape.

If you are ever in the area do go and visit. Even if you are just after a "different" walk with great views. There are sheep on the site quite often so take care of your dog if you have one.

Visited November 2011
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“Seriously impressive iron age fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

Don't go expecting a medieval castle, Maiden castle is so much more than this and so much older. I was blown away by the sheer size of this Iron age fort, the ditches are incredible, no wonder it took the Romans a while to capture it! If you are interested in this time period, don't miss it, as back in it's day it must have been a true sight to behold!

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