Maiden Castle Iron Age Hillfort, near Dorchester, Dorset

Maiden Castle Iron Age Hillfort, near Dorchester, Dorset
Photograph taken October 1997 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 15852/03

Maiden Castle was one of the largest hillforts in Europe. Excavations in the 1930s found that it was the site of a stand against the Roman invasion of 43 AD. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Dorset Dorchester

Period

Prehistoric (to AD42)

Themes

Tags

earthwork archaeology remains iron age bank ditch defence hillfort roman aerial view english heritage