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Eggardon Hillfort

Nr Askerwell

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Eggardon Hillfort (photo credit National Trust)

Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481



  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking on roadside by fort, then 220 to 330yd (200 to 300m) walk to the fort.

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - great for kite flying.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Dorchester take A35 towards Bridport, following the Roman road. After 3 miles (5km) the main road leaves the old route and drops down into Winterbourne Abbas. The Roman road still exists as a minor road, so take this road and after another 3 miles (5km), you'll see the hill fort at a crossroads. Turn left here towards Askerwell and continue for 220yd (200m). Park in lay-by on leftParking: Park in lay-by (SY546942), cross the road and take the footpath towards the sourthern rampartsSatNav: Nearest postcode is DT6 3TF.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Maiden Newton train station is approximately 5 miles away. From the station follow signs to Tollerford, cross the river and follow the lane to Wynford Eagle. Turn right and climb steeply uphill along another lane which will bring you out opposite the hill fort.

By bus: From Dorchester, the First 31 and South West Coaches 212 bus routes both go through Maiden Newton. From there, take the South West Coaches 73 bus and alight at Nettlecombe 'The Square'. It's a 35 minute walk to Eggardon Hill. On foot: From Nettlecombe follow a track which begins through Marsh Farm. You will rejoin the lane from Powerstock which leads dramatically onto the ramparts of Eggardon Hill.


Telephone: +44 (0)1297 489481

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