My long suffering husband J didn’t get out much when he was a child growing up in Dorset. The kids and I endure long stints of him reminiscing about the trips he did do, most of which were within a 30 mile radius of his home. We indulged him the other day with a visit to Maiden Castle and we got the sense of freedom that he must have experienced as a kid.
An eerie feeling of history envelops you on the approach and at the summit of the largest and most complex iron age fort in the UK, the most splendid view appears; a perfect picnic spot.
- Great with kids.
- Park at the bottom of the hill and choose your path to the fort.
- Don’t be fooled by the left turn off the A35 if approaching from the West. It works as signed. Quelle surprise.
- Open all year, no facilities. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/maiden-castle/