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.
  1. #26
    Walbury Hill - 6.5 (65 Miles)
    Walbury Hill is the highest point in the region at 297 m (974 ft) above sea level. Circular walk ta…Similar
  2. #27
    Caldicot Castle - 6.4 (67 Miles)
    Founded by the Normans, developed in royal hands as a stronghold in the Middle Ages and restored as…Similar
  3. #28
    Sherborne Old Castle - 6.4 (21 Miles)
    Built by Bishop Roger of Salisbury in the 12th century as a strongly defended palace, Sherborne Old…Similar
  4. #29
    Dinas Powys Castle - 6.4 (63 Miles)
    Remains of a Norman castle and the adjacent Cwm Gorge was the site of the celtic hill fort from whi…Similar
  5. #30
    Cadbury Hill - 6.4 (53 Miles)
    Cadbury Hill, an Iron Age hillfort, designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The plateau compris…Similar
  6. #31
    Abbotsbury Castle - 6.4 (7 Miles)
    Is an Iron Age hill fort which was occupied by the Celtic Durotriges tribe and was situated on a hi…Similar
  7. #32
    Cley Hill - 6.4 (39 Miles)
    Near Corsley, Cley Hill is an Iron Age hill fort with a single rampart that encloses 17 acres. Two …Similar
  8. #33
    Farleigh Hungerford Castle - 6.2 (47 Miles)
    Farleigh Hungerford was begun in the 1370s by Sir Thomas Hungerford, Speaker of the Commons, and ex…Similar
  9. #34
    Calshot Castle - 6.2 (51 Miles)
    This artillery fort, built by Henry VIII to defend the sea passage to Southampton, was recently use…Similar
  10. #35
    Berry Pomeroy Castle - 6.2 (51 Miles)
    Berry Pomeroy Castle consists of a ruined Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle. It o…Similar
  11. #36
    Ludgershall Castle - 6.2 (56 Miles)
    The ruins and earthworks of a royal castle dating mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries, frequent…Similar
  12. #37
    Buckland Rings - 6.1 (40 Miles)
    Buckland Rings, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, has impressive earthworks comprising three b…Similar
  13. #38
    Barbury Castle - 6.1 (65 Miles)
    The principal focal points of the park are the Iron Age hill fort, covering about twelve acres, adj…Similar
  14. #39
    Christchurch Castle - 5.9 (30 Miles)
    The remains of Christchurch Castle include parts of the mound-top keep, and more unusually the 12th…Similar
  15. #40
    Highclere Castle - 5.9 (67 Miles)
    Victorian country house in high Elizabethan style, with park designed by Capability Brown. 24 squar…Similar
  16. #41
    Caerau Castle Ringwork - 5.9 (66 Miles)
    Triangular, enclosed area 5.1ha., 400m(East-West) by 250m at base. Bivallate with two entrances, pl…Similar
  17. #42
    Cadbury Castle - 5.9 (27 Miles)
    Cadbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in the civil parish of South Cadbury in the English county …Similar
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    Maiden Castle - 5.9 (4 Miles)
    Among the largest and most complex of Iron Age hillforts in Europe, Maiden Castles huge multiple ra…Similar
  19. #44
    Castle Neroche - 5.8 (31 Miles)
    Wooded circular walk on the northern slopes of Blackdown Hills based around an Norman motte-and-bai…Similar
  20. #45
    Old Sarum - 5.7 (42 Miles)
    The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge of Wiltshire's chalk plains. Its…Similar
  21. #46
    Lamberts Castle Hill - 5.6 (20 Miles)
    Iron age earthworks fort now consisting of grassland with a tendency of surface water especially ou…Similar
  22. #47
    Chalbury Hill - 5.6 (1 Miles)
    Is an 11.9 hectare biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. With Hillfort Hut…Similar
  23. #48
    Nunney Castle - 5.4 (39 Miles)
    It is a small, French-style castle surrounded by a deep moat, built for Sir John Delamare in 1373, …Similar
  24. #49
    Portland Castle - 5.4 (1 Miles)
    The history of this fortress, which overlooks Portland harbour, is diverse and fascinating. Built b…Similar
  25. #50
    Totnes Castle - 5.4 (54 Miles)
    A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town…Similar
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