Maiden Castle

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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 on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  5%   9 mph
      5:10 am    9:06 pm
    Friday, May 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  1%   12 mph
      5:09 am    9:07 pm

    Saturday, May 27th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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      5:08 am    9:08 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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       29%  76%   1 mph
      5:07 am    9:10 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning and overnight.
     
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       70%  83%   5 mph
      5:06 am    9:11 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       58%  32%   9 mph
      5:05 am    9:12 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       0%  0%   3 mph
      5:04 am    9:13 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       8%  2%   6 mph
      5:03 am    9:14 pm

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