The Crown Inn is located in the beautiful Dorset village of Marnhull, which sits between Shaftesbury & Sturminster Newton. It’s a fantastic base to explore the local Blackmore Vale area as well as to seek out the many other rural, town & coastal attractions that Dorset has to offer.

A few of the nearby attractions include:


The Hardy Trail – Enabling you to discover Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, a must for Hardy & literary fans in general


Gold Hill, Shaftesbury – The iconic & picturesque street made famous by the Hovis adverts (7 miles)


Sherborne Castle – A historic house reflecting a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of British history (11 miles)


The Jurassic Coast – A world heritage site covering 95 miles of stunning coastline with rocks recording 185 million years of history (30 miles)


Stonehenge – A fascinating prehistoric monument estimated to date back to 3100 BCE (31 miles)



The Crown Inn is also a registered Brit Stops host site (site reference SW89), offering free overnight parking & fresh water supply in our large carpark. Please call ahead to secure a spot.