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Maiden Castle was built in about 600 BC; the early phase was a simple and unremarkable site, similar to many other hill forts in Britain and covering 6.4 hectares (16 acres). Around 450 BC it underwent major expansion, during which the enclosed area was nearly tripled in size to 19 ha (47 acres), making it the largest hill fort in Britain and by some definitions the largest in Europe. At the same time, Maiden Castle’s defences were made more complex with the addition of further ramparts and ditches. Around 100 BC habitation at the hill fort went into decline and became focused at the eastern end of the site. It was occupied until at least the Roman period, by which time it was in the territory of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe.
After the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century AD, Maiden Castle appears to have been abandoned, although the Romans may have had a military presence on the site. In the late 4th century AD, a temple and ancillary buildings were constructed. In the 6th century AD the hill top was entirely abandoned and was used only for agriculture during the medieval period.
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Maiden Castle Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 21°C on Thursday.Light rain and windy starting in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
14->1853% 66% 21 mph
5:32 am 9:02 pmRain starting in the afternoon.Saturday, Jul 29th
14->1974% 78% 10 mph
5:33 am 9:01 pmLight rain in the morning.Sunday, Jul 30th
12->1857% 40% 14 mph
5:35 am 8:59 pmClear throughout the day.Monday, Jul 31st
13->180% 4% 14 mph
5:36 am 8:58 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 1st
13->191% 29% 9 mph
5:38 am 8:56 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Aug 2nd
13->190% 55% 11 mph
5:39 am 8:55 pmLight rain in the morning and afternoon and breezy in the morning.Thursday, Aug 3rd
15->2166% 80% 17 mph
5:40 am 8:53 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, Aug 4th
13->2015% 15% 18 mph
5:42 am 8:52 pm
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