Badbury Rings
Badbury Rings is the remains of an Iron Age hill fort that was built 2000 to 2500 years ago. It belonged to an an ancient Dorset tribe known as the 'Durotriges' and was in use until just prior to the Roman occupation. The hill fort consists of three circular ditches that protected an inner sanctuary, with entrances at the east and west sides, both of which would have been protected by large wooden gates. The height from the bottom of the ditch to the top of the rampart would have originally been about 40ft and then on top of this a timber palisade was constructed.

The site has been occupied from much earlier times as can be seen by three bronze age round barrows (2200BC-800BC) that lie just to right of the car park.

The site, which is part of the Kingston Lacy Estate has superb views over the dorset countryside and is a great place for a walk.

Part of Kingston Lacy estate, under guardianship of the National Trust.
Tel:0844 800 1895
Website - National Trust
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On the B3082, 3 miles west of Wimborne Minster
Free parking next to the Hill Fort.
Not wheelchair accessible
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