Julian's Bower is one of England's eight remaining turf labyrinths. It is thought to date from the 12th century, although its origins may be earlier. The original purpose may well have been religious, for devotional or penitential purposes.


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Founded: Medieval
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom


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Scott Lockington (5 months ago)
Lovely views over the Trent. Lovely place to sit and gather your thoughts.
Darren Parkinson (6 months ago)
Great walk with stunning views of the trent and humber, can be quiet windy.
Clive La Pensee (7 months ago)
Fantastic walk from here to Whitton and back, circular route and Alkborough cafe open Thu to Sunday.
Richard Carr (8 months ago)
Interesting to see this ancient maze and good that it's maintained so that it is open for the public to walk around.
Paula Clark (8 months ago)
It's ok, good to try n work all the landmarks out
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