This is the finest and largest Iron Age hillfort in Europe. Its banks enclose an area the size of 50 football pitches, which would have been home to about 200 families. When the site was excavated in the 1930s and 1980s it provided important details about life in these communities, as well as dramatic proof of British resistance to the Roman invasion in AD43. It also supports theories suggesting that long-term tribal rivalries prevented the Britons from uniting in their own defence.
Daily, any reasonable time
- English Heritage
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Facilities and services
- Parking for coaches
Directions: 2 miles south of Dorchester. Access off A354, north of bypass (OS Map 194; ref SY 670885)
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