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Set in the heart of the beautiful English county of Dorset, picturesque Cranborne lies in the centre of Cranborne Chase. It is at the eastern end of the county not far from Verwood. The Royal Forest of Cranborne was claimed by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and covers around 100 square miles. Back in that time it would have been much more heavily wooded. Cranborne Chase now consists mainly of heath and rough pasture with occasional patches of woodland. There are many fine local walks encompassing several small villages. Those interested in archaeology will find the Ancient Technology Centre at Cranborne of immense interest. The educational Centre comprises reconstructed buildings from throughout history. They have been built by about 80,000 Dorset school students and older volunteers. Using ancient skills and archaeological evidence, visitors take part in a range of projects reflecting ancient life. Cranborne Village is at the centre of the Cranborne Estate. The Manor House belongs to the Marquess of Salisbury. The 17th century gardens open each Wednesday during the summer season but the garden centre is open all year around. The village was visited by Thomas Hardy and was featured in a poem by Rupert Brookes.

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Wheelers Cottage (1.82 miles)

Wheelers Cottage
Welcome to our home, this newly refurbished Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Alderholt, with stunning views across Hampshire down towards the river Avon at Fordingbridge. To the east we have woodlands and west ... More | visit website
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White Wing at Compasses Inn Cottages (3.19 miles)

White Wing at Compasses Inn Cottages

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Just 3 miles from the New Forest National Park, these two newly converted cottages nestle in the heart of the ancient village of Damerham – its Norman ... More

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Horton Inn (3.79 miles)

Horton Inn

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Horton Inn stands on the edge of Cranborne Chase, within easy reach of the New Forest, Blackmore Vale, Poole Harbour and the beautiful Dorset coast. The Horton Inn has welcomed hundreds ... More

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Alderholt Mill (3.92 miles)

Alderholt Mill
Welcome to Alderholt Mill, a picturesque working water mill situated in the peace and quiet of the Dorset/Hampshire countryside. An idyllic spot to relax and unwind. The Mill machinery is in working order, ... More | visit website
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Augustus John (4.99 miles)

Augustus John

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The Augustus John, formerly known as The Railway Hotel, is located on the edge of The New Forest and is within minutes of some of the most beautiful sights in ... More

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Inn On The Chase (5.03 miles)

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Brand New Luxury holiday cottage sleeping up to 6 guests on the grounds of a traditional country Inn in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of ... More

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The Museum Inn (6.11 miles)

The Museum Inn
Take your lock, stock and two smoking barrels down to The Museum Inn, a romantic and refined gentleman’s pub next door to Guy Ritchie’s shooting estate. Spend the day shooting then cosy up by the ... More | visit website
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Three Lions (The) (6.44 miles)

Three Lions (The)

A family run English 'Auberge' dating back to the 17th Century, set in the beautiful New Forest National Park. A Hidden Gem where you can come and go without the formality of a hotel. Let ... More | visit website

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Greenbank B&B (6.55 miles)

Greenbank B&B
Welcome to Greenbank Bed & Breakfast, located in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Greenbank is a country house offering en suite ground floor accommodation, ample off road parking and a warm welcome. Its ... More | visit website
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Dudsbury Golf Club (6.86 miles)

Dudsbury Golf Club
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Dudsbury Golf Club our 19 bedroom hotel can offer all the facilities required for a wonderful stay. All of our bedrooms have en-suite bathroom facilities, tea & coffee making ... More | visit website

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