Maiden Castle

Local nameMaiden Castle
LocationGreat Britain, United Kingdom

Maiden Castle is an Iron Age hill fort 1.6 miles south west of Dorchester, in the English county of Dorset. Hill forts were fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age.

The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the site consists of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and bank barrow. In about 1800 BC, during the Bronze Age, the site was used for growing crops before being abandoned. Maiden Castle itself was built in about 600 BC; the early phase was a simple and unremarkable site, similar to many other hill forts in Britain and covering 6.4 hectares.

Tags English HeritageHillfortArchaeological SiteRuinsFreeHidden Gem
Download Download See more

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maiden_Castle,_Dorset

Official Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/maiden-castle/

Email customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Phone 0870 333 1181

Address DT2 9JF

Coordinates 50°41'40.975" N -2°28'12.829" E

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now