Take a walk through history in Cranborne

Cranborne, Dorset

Explore the landscape of Cranborne Chase which inspired the father of modern archaeology, William Fox Pitt.

Walk historic processional routes, discover ancient barrows and forts and perhaps unearth a treasure of your own. Have you ever found a treasure you can’t identify, wanted to learn more about the past? The stunning landscape of the Cranborne Chase is an archaeological honeypot scattered with barrows, hillforts and ancient roads. As you walk parts of Ackling Dyke you can easily imagine the sound of a Roman cavalry marching towards Old Sarum. Then you can investigate the mysterious Dorset Cursus, perhaps Britain’s largest Neolithic site.  

For some more action visit the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne on one of their Ancient Days when you can choose your favourite period – will you be a Roman or perhaps a Viking? Learn how to create rope or make tools and pots, while mum or dad try their hand at some ancient cookery.

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