Coney's Castle

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Coney's Castle
Coney's Castle is located in Dorset
Coney's Castle
Coney's Castle shown within Dorset
(grid reference SY372975)

Coney's Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset, England. The name Coney is from the Old English for rabbit (Latin cuniculus), suggesting medieval use as a domestic warren, as at nearby Pilsdon Pen.

The fort is on a narrow north-south ridge reaching a height of 210 m, with linear ramparts across the ridge, steep natural slopes to the west, and a high artificial rampart with ditch to the east.

A small lane runs along the ridge, bisecting the fort. The lane is also part of the Wessex Ridgeway long distance trail. There is a convenient car park next to the north rampart. Lambert's Castle is about 1.5 km to the north.

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Coordinates: 50°46′25″N 2°53′31″W / 50.77367°N 2.89200°W / 50.77367; -2.89200