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Located just outside the town of Dorchester, Maiden Castle is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, archaeology, and outdoor adventure. The site is believed to have been occupied since around 3000 BC, and was once home to a thriving community of prehistoric Britons.

One of the most striking features of Maiden Castle is its impressive earthworks, which are thought to have been constructed in the Iron Age. Visitors can explore the massive ramparts, ditches, and terraces that make up the fortifications, and imagine what life was like for the people who built and lived within them.

In addition to the earthworks, visitors to Maiden Castle can also explore a number of other fascinating features, including the remains of several roundhouses, which were once home to the fort's inhabitants. There's also a museum on site, where visitors can learn more about the history and archaeology of the area.

Beyond the historic features, Maiden Castle is also a great place to enjoy a walk and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

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  • May 30, 2024 4:39 am local time

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