Best Castles Within 70 Miles Of Weymouth

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From prehistoric earthworks, through Roman hill forts, Norman towers, Motte-and-bailey fortifications to artillery fortresses the UK boasts over 600 examples open to the public.
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    Highcliffe Castle - 8.7 (33 Miles)
    Inside the Castle there are 5 partially restored staterooms housing a gift shop, visitor centre and…Similar
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    Yarmouth Castle - 8.4 (42 Miles)
    This last and most sophisticated addition to Henry VIII's coastal defences was completed after his …Similar
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    Castle Drogo - 8.4 (58 Miles)
    The 'last castle to be built in England', set above the Teign Gorge with dramatic views over Dartmo…Similar
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    Cardiff Castle - 8.4 (65 Miles)
    Cardiff Castle (Welsh: Castell Caerdydd) is a medieval castle and Victorian revival mansion, transf…Similar
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    Battlesbury Hill - 8.4 (41 Miles)
    This Iron Age hill fort, with triple ramparts and storage pits, lies on the edge of Warminster. It …Similar
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    Badbury Rings - 8.0 (21 Miles)
    Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort in east Dorset, England, dating from 800 BC and in use until…Similar
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    Dunster Castle - 7.9 (56 Miles)
    Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens including the National Collection of str…Similar
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    Powderham Castle - 7.9 (42 Miles)
    Powderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park setting on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone…Similar
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    Compton Castle - 7.7 (49 Miles)
    Dramatic fortified manor house and small formal garden. Fairy-tale castle hidden in a lush south De…Similar
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    Hambledon Hill - 7.6 (21 Miles)
    Little remains of the Neolithic activity and the site is more easily identified as a prime example …Similar
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    Lulworth Castle - 7.4 (16 Miles)
    Lulworth castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the …Similar
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    Brean Down - 7.4 (53 Miles)
    Brean Down is an impressive headland rising to 97 meters (318 feet) high and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) lon…Similar
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    Liege Castle - 7.4 (68 Miles)
    Liege Castle is a moated fortifed manor. Also Castell Moel which is a iron age fort.Similar
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    Dolebury Warren - 7.4 (49 Miles)
    Remains of double ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort still being visible there is also evidence of a…Similar
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    Stourhead - 7.4 (33 Miles)
    World-famous 18th-century landscape garden and Palladian mansion. Enchanting temples, monuments and…Similar
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    Ham Hill - 7.2 (24 Miles)
    The core of Ham Hill Country Park is Hamdon Iron Age hillfort; the largest in Europe. The 89 hectar…Similar
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    Dartmouth Castle - 7.2 (50 Miles)
    The castle comprises two linked towers, one round and one square and sections of wall, the whole of…Similar
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    Needles Battery - 6.9 (38 Miles)
    Victorian coastal defence and secret rocket testing site perched high above the Needles Rocks. Buil…Similar
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    Sherborne Castle - 6.9 (21 Miles)
    Set in 40 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and grounds around a 50 acre lake, the Castle contai…Similar
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    Southsea Castle - 6.9 (60 Miles)
    Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII, in what was the most …Similar
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    Poets Walk - 6.9 (57 Miles)
    Poet's Walk encompasses two coastal hills, Church Hill and the iron age hillfort, Wains Hill, which…Similar
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    Hurst Castle - 6.7 (38 Miles)
    One of the most advanced of the artillery fortresses built by Henry VIII: used as a prison for emin…Similar
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    Portchester Castle - 6.7 (60 Miles)
    Portchester Castle's commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hu…Similar
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    Wardour Castle - 6.7 (31 Miles)
    Beautifully sited beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle was built in the late 14th century by John Lord…Similar
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    Quarley Hill Fort - 6.6 (51 Miles)
    A univallate fort with counter-scarp and well defined entrances on north-east and south-west. Built…Similar
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