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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the bais (16 months ago)
Fantastic walk from campsite at burton. Hour walk each way. Fantastic view of where the trent humber and ouse all meet.
John Douce (17 months ago)
Lovely tranquil, medieval place to either sit and enjoy the magnificent views of the Humber or participate in the fun of completing the maze.
Nick B Nick B (18 months ago)
Sadly not very impressive. I was expecting a lot more. However a few free parking spaces adjacent. Time on site
Dizzy Wilo (2 years ago)
great veiw of the trent and humber can see for miles on a clear day
Richard Sinclair (2 years ago)
Maze is cool, but you would need to go for a walk on the flats which is awesome to make the journey worth while
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