Local to The Anchor at Shapwick

The Anchor is our local pub in Shapwick. Shapwick is a village of only about 190 residents in the East of Dorset, on the beautiful River Stour. Situated at the southern end of the magical Cranborne Chase this has been an ideal stop off for hunters back to the time of King John.

Durotrigen coin found at badburuy rings.The area is steeped in history. Beautiful and peaceful now, back in Roman times and before this would have been a very busy area. Finds on the huge hill fort, up the road at Badbury Rings, include a mint making coins for the Durotrigean people that inhabited the area before the Romans arrived in 43AD.

Blandford Road Shapwick

Badbury Rings is situated at the cross of two Roman roads, The Ackling Dyke between Dorchester and Old Sarum (Salisbury), and another between Bath and Hamworthy (Poole). Badbury Rings has also been linked to King Arthur as the possible site of "Badon".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badbury_Rings

Badbury Rings near Shapwick Dorset

St Bartholomew's Church

St Bartholomew's Church is situated just down the road from the Anchor on the edge of the beautiful River Stour. It has a Norman arch and a 14th century tower. In 1983 the church was used in the filming of an episode of Dr Who.

St Bartholomew's Church, Shapwick, Dorset

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Kingston Lacy

Home of the Bankes family for more than 300 years, this striking 17th-century house is noted for its lavish interiors.

Gardens open all year round, the house is open on Wednesday to Sunday from March to October.

Kingston Lacy

Remedy Oak Golf Club

"A delightful golf course in a marvelous setting with some very interesting and challenging holes. One of the most superbly constructed new golf courses in the South of England". Life President Remedy Oak - Peter Allis's

Remedy Oak Golf Club

Crichel Shoot

Cranborne Estate. Nestling in the heart of East Dorset, Cranborne is today a thriving business enterprise dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the local economy.

Crichel Shoot

Damerham Fisheries

Located between the New Forest & Cranborne Chase in Hampshire's Western Downlands, this secluded & picturesque chalk stream valley sites Damerham in one of the most unspoilt areas of Southern England.

All the lakes are individually spring fed to give three miles of bank fishing. The most tranquil of venues for one of the finest stillwater trout fisheries in the country.

Damerham Fisheries

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

 

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

The Anchor Inn, West Street, Shapwick, Dorset. DT11 9LB - 01258 857269

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