Dorset Castles

Although few are still standing, the medieval landscape often survives. Sometimes with much older roots. Moats and trackways dent and slice the hills that were once trodden by knights on horseback and frequently graced by royalty.

Alternatively many hillforts are referred to as castles…

However, this is not a comprehensive list!

Still standing….

Sherborne

Corfe

Lulworth

Isle of Portland

Brownsea Island

It’s in the landscape….

Cranborne Castle

Leigh

Pulham

Chideock

East Chelborough

Powerstock

Stourton Caundle

South Perrott

Sturminster Newton

Hillfort origins…

Lamberts Castle and Coney’s Castle

Maiden Castle

Weatherby Castle

Stephen’s Castle

Crawford Castle