Archaeology Holidays in Dorset

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Archaeology holidays
Instead of lying at the beach or sitting by the pool, how would you like to be inspired and learn something new about an ancient civilisation? Delving into the remains of human history on an Archaeological holiday in Dorset can really be immensely rewarding.
When you think about an Archaeological holiday you might think of the great pyramids, Pompei or Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors in China.  But the county of Dorset in Britain has much to offer.
Here are some of my possible Archaeological trips in Dorset along with my favourite locations.
Maiden castle
Maiden Castle, just two miles south of Dorchester town centre, is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain.
18 August 2010
Time 18.30
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An evening walk with Claire Pinder of Dorset County Council to get a taste of life in the Iron Age at one of Dorset’s great hill forts.
This walk will take approximately one and a half hours.  It is one mile in length and includes some slopes.
Meet at the Maiden Castle car park (grid reference SY 668 889).
Sensible footwear recommended.
Tickets: adults £3 in advance (£5 on the day), children £1
Get in touch
Name: Claire Pinder
Email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 224921
Fax: 01305 224835
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Archaeology holidays in Dorset
Archaeology holidays in Dorset

Instead of lying at the beach or sitting by the pool, how would you like to be inspired and learn something new about an ancient civilisation? Delving into the remains of human history on an Archaeological holiday in Dorset can be immensely rewarding.

When you think about an archaeological holiday you might think of the great pyramids, Pompei or Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors in China.  But the county of Dorset in Britain has much to offer.

Here are some possible Archaeological trips in Dorset along with my favourite locations.

Maiden castle

Maiden Castle, just two miles south of Dorchester town centre, is the largest Iron Age hill fort in Britain.

Event: An evening walk and talk
Date: 18 August 2010
Time: 18.30
Map
Read more

An evening walk with Claire Pinder of Dorset County Council to get a taste of life in the Iron Age at one of Dorset’s great hill forts. This walk will take approximately one and a half hours.  It is one mile in length and includes some slopes.

Meet at the Maiden Castle car park (grid reference SY 668 889).
Sensible footwear recommended.
Tickets: adults £3 in advance (£5 on the day), children £1

Get in touch

Name: Claire Pinder
Email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Roman Aqueduct

An opportunity to see the Roman aqueduct at Dorchester in a new way following recent improvements to access, with Steve Wallis of Dorset County Council.

Event: Dorchester Roman aqueduct
Date: 14 September 2010
Time: 11.00
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This tour takes one and a half hours.

Meet at the lay-by on the Poundbury Road, opposite the entrance to Poundbury cemetery and close to Poundbury hill fort (grid reference SY 680 911). Limited numbers, so booking required.
Sensible footwear recommended.
Tickets: adults £3 in advance (£5 on the day), children £1.

Get in touch

Name: Claire Pinder
Email: c.j.pinder@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Badbury Rings: temple, barrows and hillfort

Explore the archaeology of the Kingston Lacy Estate as seen from the twin peaks of Badbury and High Wood with Martin Papworth of the National Trust.

Event: An evening walk and talk

Date: Saturday 9 October 2010
Time: 14:00
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The tour will take approximately two hours.  It includes some slopes.
Meet in the National Trust car park at Badbury Rings (grid reference ST 965 030).
Sensible footwear recommended.
Tickets: adults £3 in advance (£5 on the day), children £1.

Don’t forget the some of my other favourite locations.    Try, Maumbury Rings or the Roman Town House.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay here is a link to some respectable accommodation.

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