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Held each September, Heritage Week sees an abundance of stunning properties open their doors to visitors completely free of charge many of which are normally closed to the public, providing the perfect opportunity for architecture enthusiasts to discover some of Dorsets hidden charms. Video by icmtv.

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Maiden Castle by Graham Tait

Maiden Castle by Graham Tait

Maiden Castle is a hill fort, mostly dating from the Iron Age, in the civil parish of Winterborne Monkton, situated 2 miles south of Dorchester. Most of the works at the site date from around 450 to 300 BC, when an earlier Iron Age hillfort dating to c. 600 BC was extended.

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Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and was the town of Casterbridge in Thomas Hardy’s novels. The town has a rich historical past with strong roman links as well as the Iraon Age Maiden Castle Fort just outside the town. Video from theguide123

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