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Ancient Dorset
Dorset has its fair share of remains from early British inhabitants and the various 'visitors' like the Romans, Saxons and Normans.
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Maiden castle, not a building but an earthwork which was a fortified British village, large enough to be called a town. It lies to the south of Dorchester on high ground.
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Walter Tyndale's Maiden Castle, painted around 1905. Could be said to embody the bleakness of Hardy's Egdon heath, whose novels were new during Tyndale's life.
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Maumbury Rings, in Dorchester, was a Roman Amphitheatre.