Largest iron age hillfort in northern Europe

Stunning iron age hillfort for great views and walks and a good introduction to the South Dorset Ridgeway ancient landscape.

History of the Hillfort

Probably the biggest and most significant site in the whole of the South Dorset Ridgeway area it has long been recognised as one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe (around the size of 50 football pitches!).

The hillfort was built on barrows and monuments from earlier times, a place of great significance to Ridgeway people for many thousands of years.

You can’t help but be impressed by the vast ramparts and spectacular views but you can try out some some apps as you wander to glean snippets about the Castle’s past. You can find the Echoscape app on the English Heritage website