In about 1800 BC, during the Bronze Age, the site was used for growing crops before being abandoned.
Maiden Castle itself was built in about 600 BC; the early phase was a simple and unremarkable site, similar to many other hill forts in Britain and covering 6.4 hectares (16 acres).
Between the historic market town of Bridport and West Bay Harbour with its beaches and Coastal Path. A short walk to West Bay's harbour and the Heritage Coast and to the historic market town of Bridport. Chesil Beach Lodge has Bed and Breakfast Rooms and Self Catering Apartments all with breathtaking sea views over 99 miles of Jurassic coastline.
Spacious twin room on first floor with nice views, or ground floor double. Accommodation comprises of a family, a double and a single room, all with en-suite facilities. Accommodation overlooks the harbour and comprises of an open plan lounge with kitchenette, bathroom, two bedrooms and suitable for 4 persons. A great place for a romantic break or a family holiday, Chesil Beach Lodge is dog-friendly and the beach is a five minute walk on the coast path, while West Bay is a five minute drive away.
Around 100 BC habitation at the hill fort went into decline and became focused at the eastern end of the site.
B is for Baking Have some fun in the kitchen together whipping up a tasty treat! whatever you make, make it from scratch (especially fun if you’ve never tried it before!
A nice twist on this date is to find a nightclub bowling alley with neon balls and dimmed lighting for a (slightly) sexier bowling option.
B is for Board Games Feel like spending a night in?
Mortons is on the door step of some must-see locations along the Jurassic Coast with the beautiful beaches at Studland, Swanage and Lulworth being just a short drive away, not to mention the steam train to Swanage passing by our garden!
Whatever your plans, be it a walking holiday, romantic weekend away or just a well-deserved break, Mortons House is in the perfect location.