There are four stone circles still standing in Dorset – Kingston Russell Stone Circle, Rempstone Stone Circle, The Nine Stones and Hampton Stone Circle. They are dated as megalithic constructions from the Bronze Age.
Poole is the site of one of the oldest constructed ports in north west Europe. Timbers discovered by the Poole Harbour Heritage Project were the remains of two harbour piers which, have been carbon dated back to the Iron Age, circa 300 BC.
Maiden Castle, near Dorchester, is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hill forts in Europe. Mostly built in the first century AD, it is the size of approximately 50 football pitches.
Aside from Maiden Castle, Dorset has more notable hill forts, including Badbury Rings, Hambledon Hill, Hod Hill, Pilsden Pen, Eggardon Hill and Lewesdon Hill.
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