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Maiden Castle Hill Fort

Watching The Dark
Celtic Moon Rising
Sweeney's Men
Sweeney's Men 1968
Bagpipes and Other Incendinary Devices
Máire Ni Chathasaigh
Old Bridge Music
Celtic Women in Music
The Harp
Loreena McKennitt
The Visit
The Mask and The Mirror
The Book of Secrets
Blue Horses
Dragons Milk and Coal
Ten Leagues Beyond The Wild Worlds End
Folk On The Water
Harvest Storm
A Sense Of Place
Shapes On The Landscape
Dorset Cursus
Wayland's Smithy
Maiden Castle Hill Fort
Expansion of The Celts
Cara Dillon
The Streets Of Derry
The Road Less Traveled
Wild Welsh Women
Isle of Môn
Death of the King's Canary
Siân Phillips, the Welsh Fiddler
Julie Fowlis
mar a tha mo chridhe (as my heart is)
Clan Wallace

The Gateway Between

Maiden Castle Hill Fort [click for larger image]
Courtesy Diego Meozzi - Stone Pages (

Maiden Castle hill-fort, Winterborne Monkton, near Dorchester in Dorset. Its ramparts enclose an area of 18 hectares (45 acres), and it is 2.5km (1.5mi) around the inner circumference. The early construction of Maiden Castle took place around 3000 BC. In the late Neolithic period a massive long barrow, over 545m (1788ft) in length, was constructed. About 450 BC the hillfort was extended westwards and by the third century BC ramparts and ditches were enlarged, with two complex entrances at the east and at the west of the hill.

Maiden Castle. an aerial view [click for larger]
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© English Heritage Library[click for larger image]
Maiden Castle, Dorset. an aerial view from the west

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