Castles

The Nothe Fort

This Forte forms part of the defensives of Portland Harbour, a man-made enclosure of the old sheltered anchorage of Portland Roads. Facinating displays, a large collection of artefacts and magnificent…

The Nothe Fort

Lulworth Castle and Park

This castle dates from the 17th century and offers a variety of attractions including an indoor children's activity room, animal farm, an 18th century Chapel and jousting shows.

Lulworth Castle and Park

Sherborne Castle

Built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh. Set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds.

Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Old Castle

Ruined 12th century castle built for the Bishops of Salisbury. The castle was destroyed during the English Civil War by Parliamentary forces

Sherborne Old Castle

Corfe Castle

Large 11th century castle that now lies in ruins since it was slighted in the English Civil War. It still cuts a majestic form dominating the village below

Corfe Castle

Maiden Castle

Iron Age hillfort located just outside of Dorset. Maiden Castle is one of the largest and most complex such sites in Europe with rows of ramparts and an enclosure the size of 50 football pitches

Maiden Castle

Abbotsbury Castle

Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

Abbotsbury Castle

Eggardon Hill Fort

Large, recently excavated Iron Age hillfort set high above the surrounding countryside.

Eggardon Hill Fort

Portland Castle

16th century Tudor castle overlooking Portland harbour.

Portland Castle

Christchurch Castle

The remains of Norman motte and bailey castle set overlooking the town and River Avon below. The site also contains the 12th-century riverside "Constables House", a rare example of an early Norman dwelling.

Christchurch Castle

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