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“Very moving to walk along the ridge”
Review of Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very moving to walk along the ridge”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Go her folks. it is an amazing experience. 6000 year old history. Neolithic's walked here. Romans conquered this. Remains of an anent roman temple. ran into a farmer who has 1700 sheep in here for grazing. Amazing overall.

Visited August 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“What a place”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I would like to know how long it would take today's earthmovers to construct this with today's equipment. A huge undertaking with antler picks and rudimentary shovels and covers such an enormous area. Walking round the perimeter you can imagine how important it was to the inhabitants and what a shock it must have been to them when the Romans conquered it. Take a picnic and eat in the Roman temple at the middle. Very impressive.

Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric hill fort, impressive in size”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

You certainly get a good impression of how good a defence the maze of ring ditches on this hill fort would be. Some are near vertical even today. Sheep graze the grassy banks and its good for a walk round. Close to a fairly main road near Dorchester, so does not offer real tranquility. Views are good, but not really far reaching.

Visited July 2014
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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for Dog Walking”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We love Maiden Castle as well as historical it offers breath taking views over Dorchester and is perfect for letting your dogs off their leads for a good run secure they can't go anywhere .
If you like quiet then perfect for picnics although you may find their are quite a lot of sheep !

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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“Excellent place to visit”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Easy to spot , easy to park, slight climb up . Fantastic views, skylarks singing. Saw the remains of the roman temple and the roundhouses . Walked the boundary . Thoroughly enjoyable visit to the great place.

Visited July 2014
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