Explore Historic and Fascinating Locations with the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase App
Explore the historic town of Shaftesbury, with a history dating back to the times of King Alfred the Great.
The town is a hilltop settlement in Dorset that sites about 215 metres above sea level on the edge of Cranborne Chase. Because of it’s height the town features stunning views over the Blackmore Vale and from different view points it is possible to see as far as Glastonbury Tor to the Northwest.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR App you’ll explore the site of Shaftesbury Abbey, which was founded in 888 by King Alfred, and Gold Hill, a famous steep cobbled street used in the 1970s as the setting for Ridley Scott’s television advert for Hovis bread.
Blandford Forum is a charming market town in Dorset situated by the River Stour.
Blandford is notable for its Georgian Architecture, and has been a recorded fording point of the River Stour since Anglo-Saxon time.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app you’ll explore the town centre and learn about Blandford Brewery, the River Stour, Blandford Town Museum, the Blandford Corn Exchange and the Church of St Peter & St Paul.
Larmer Tree Gardens
The Larmer Tree Gardens are located in south Wiltshire and were created by Augustus Pitt Rivers in 1880 as a pleasure grounds for the public to enjoy.
They were famously the first private gardens opened for public enjoyment in the UK, and were free to enter.
The 11 acre Grade II listed gardens are within the Rushmore Estate in Cranborne Chase.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app you’ll explore the gardens and learn about the history behind them.
Woodcutts Roman Farm
Between the courses of the Rushmore Farm Golf Club are the remains of a Roman rural farmstead.
Visit this site with the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app and see an augmented reality reconstruction of the settlement on the landscape.
The circular route is approximately a 1 hour round trip.
Sixpenny Handley is a village in Dorset located in Cranborne Chase ,and was first recorded in 932 as Seaxpenn, and means “hill of the Saxons”.
Visit St Mary’s Church and in the graveyard meet Isaac Gulliver, the notorious ‘King of the Dorset Smugglers’! Learn about the history of smuggling in Dorset. Explore the history of the village with the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app and the origins of the name ‘Sixpenny Handley’.
Martin Down Nature Reserve
Martin Down is a 908-acre Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve.
The site is rich in prehistoric earthworks including Bokerley Dyke and the Dorset Curcus. Martin Down is a chalk grassland with a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna, and an outstanding assemblage of butterflies and wildflowers.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app you’ll explore Bokerley Dyke, and learn about the Ghost Warrior that has been reported to haunt the site since 1924.
Salisbury is a city in Wiltshire which is famous for its stunning Cathedral and Spire, rich history, and medieval buildings and layout.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app you’ll learn about the Magna Carta, and the Salisbury Cathedral Clock which is said to be the oldest mechanical clock in the world. You’ll also visit Salisbury Museum and meet Pitt Rivers, who is knows as the father of modern Archaeology.
Wimborne is a market town in Dorset, and is notable for having one of the foremost collections of 15th, 16th and 17th century buildings in Dorset.
Wimborne is also famous for its model town, which is an accurate 1/10th scale model of Wimborne in the 1950s.
With the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR app you’ll visit the Museum of East Dorset on Wimborne High Street which is packed with archaeological finds that tell the story of Wimborne’s ancient past. You’ll meet a Roman lady – Claudia Lucilla, who was wife of the Roman administrator of the roads.
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