"Cerne Abbas" Top 5 Page for this destination United Kingdom Off The Beaten Path Tip by margaretvn

United Kingdom Off The Beaten Path: 420 reviews and 440 photos

  who is he?
by margaretvn

Cerne Abbas is a lovely little village not so far from Dorchester It has so beautiful monastic buildings and is nice to wander through. Near the village is this huge chalk cut figure on the hillside. He is a fertility figure thought to represent the Roman god hero Hercules or a 2,000 year old iron age warrior.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 9, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments (1)

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    I'd have loved to see the giant in more detail - but it was raining cats and dogs, so we didn't leave the car at all.


“I have spread my dreams under your feet....tread softly - you tread on my dreams”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 2 8
Forum Rank:
0 1 0 6 2

Have you been to United Kingdom?

  Share Your Travels