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History in need of a spring-clean

This is a wonderful prehistoric site, of particular interest to students of Thomas Hardy. What a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
judith_cutler
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Great walk over the hills

Great roman History to this place , & a great walking area to other places of History in Dorchester.

Reviewed 28 October 2014
Maureen N
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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All reviews roman amphitheatre brewery square english civil war the main car park maiden castle information panels piece of history centre of town nice walk interesting history sunny day iron age hill fort well worth a visit romans fairfield perge
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

wonderful little park and archeological discovery within the town so easy walking.had a great relaxing afternoon lazing in the sun.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Morrigan R
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a wonderful prehistoric site, of particular interest to students of Thomas Hardy. What a shame about the litter.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank judith_cutler
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The stone work was robbed out years ago (probably in tandem with the destruction of the Roman fortifications) - it is a grass covered earth circles popular with dog walkers and not worth getting out of the car to see: go to Maiden Castle instead.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Roger W
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Beside a busy cross roads in the centre of Dorchester is the atmospheric Maumbury Rings. A sanctuary just a step away from 21st century living. Dating back to 2,500BC and also used as an amphitheatre by the Romans, it is an interesting site to visit....More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 28 June 2015

More of a local park than an archaeological site. The Rings have been re-used many times over the centuries but you can still make out the original outlines.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Nomad59
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had a walk around the rings - a large very grassy area that could just be imagined as an amphitheatre. The information board nearby was heavily vandalised though so impossible to learn much about the site.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Tessa C
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Situated not so far from the Dorchester South train stop, this place was a decent spot for us to just walk around for a few minutes and digest our lunch from Nando's. This is a quiet small park that does not have much going on...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank SteveFEAT8848
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Just happened to be on a walk we found online. A bit squidgy underfoot perhaps good walking shoes should be worn in January! Probably very pleasant here on a Summers day.The information board was de-faced difficult to read, unfortunately seemed to be a dog walkers...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Great roman History to this place , & a great walking area to other places of History in Dorchester.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We were staying for a long weekend in Brewery Square Premier Inn (very good) and had half an hour spare. The ring is just five minutes around the corner and we'll worth a look. You just don't expect something like it with a bustling town....More

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