Not forts and not always on a hill
December 30, 2017 9:11 AM Subscribe
Maiden Castle is the largest and one of the most impressive Iron Age hill forts in Britain, rising dramatically above the Dorset countryside and enclosing an area of 19 hectares. The peak of its occupation was from 400-200BC, when it was the politcial centre and preeminent settlement of the Durotriges tribe, although it was built on top of earlier Neolithic remains. After the Roman invasion, a shrine was built in the fort and it became a site of pilgrimage. Here are nine more impressive hill forts in Britain. Earlier this year, Oxford University created the Hill Fort Atlas mapping over 4,000 known hill forts in Britain and Ireland.