Festival of Archaeology: Walk

The History and Mystery of Maiden Castle | Gary Biltcliffe

23 July 2022, 10:00am - 12:00noon

A guided tour of Maiden Castle to explore its origins, myths and legends with Gary Biltcliffe, author of ‘The Spirit of Portland‘.

Tour the neolithic enclosure and the remains of a Roman temple. Learn about the mysterious Iron Age tribe called the Durotriges who allegedly re-fortified the monument, moving thousands of tons of earth. Gary will interpret some of the mysteries of the site and its folklore.

 

Maiden Castle,
Dorchester DT2 9PP


Gary Biltcliffe

Gary Biltcliffe is a researcher and investigator of ancient sites, earth mysteries and lost knowledge. He has appeared on radio and television and has lectured widely in the UK and North America. Gary has also led International groups around Britain’s sacred sites and written articles for journals and magazines. He moved to Dorset in 1993 and his research of the county’s ancient history culminated in his first publication The Spirit of Portland, Revelations of a Sacred Isle in 2009.


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Festival of Archaeology | Events

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