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Maiden Castle Car Park

Maiden Castle Car Park

Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PP

Escape the worst of Dorchester’s light pollution with a short trip out of the town to the Maiden Castle Car Park.

This stargazing location is recommended by Dorset-based amateur astronomer The Astro Guy.


Maiden Castle Car Park is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 26/06/22

    15° 1%
  • 26/06/22

    13° 7%
  • 27/06/22

    13° 11%
  • 27/06/22

    13° 16%

Weather forecast for Dorchester (1.7 miles away) updated 26/06/22 at 04:00.




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    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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    Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 00:00am to 21:00pm

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