The Crown Inn is located in the beautiful village of Marnhull, which sits in between Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. It is a fantastic destination in the midst of Dorset countryside allowing guests to experience some of the gems the forest has to offer.

Thomas Hardy Trail – Marnhull is one of the principal locations of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles making the village a key stop of the Thomas

 

Hardy Trail – A popular picturesque street made famous by the 1970’s Hovis advert (8 miles)

 

Sherborne Castle – A historic house reflecting a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of British history (12 miles)

 

Jurassic Coast – A world heritage site covering 95 miles of stunning coastline with rocks recording 185 million years of history (17 miles)

 

Stonehenge – A fascinating prehistoric monument which is estimated to be dating back to 3100 BC (31 miles)