Jordan Hill Roman Temple

Aerial View of Jordan Hill Roman Temple

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours.


Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6PL

Before You Go

The remains of this Romano-Celtic temple, probably built during the 4th century AD, lie at the top of a hill on the South Dorset Downs, with fine views inland and out across Weymouth Bay.

Read more about the history of the temple.

Before You Go

Parking: Roadside parking on Bowleaze Coveway a few hundred metres from the site.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Shops, food and toilets are available just over two miles away in Weymouth.

A short distance away from Jordan Hill is the impressive hillfort of Maiden Castle near Dorchester, with a history stretching from Neolithic to late Roman times. Five miles up the coast you'll find Portland Castle, one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses. The castle overlooks Portland Harbour and boasts a great tearoom and stunning views out to sea.


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