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15 Nov 2018

Exploring Christchurch and Hengistbury Head

When it comes to great walks and some of the most beautifully varied scenery in the country, Dorset always delivers. Sandwiched between the sea shore and the New Forest, there’s plenty of fantastic landscapes to explore, not to mention the towns and suburbs that embody the ideal marriage between the traditional and contemporary. We’re going to take you on a tour of the Christchurch and Hengistbury Head area, and all the things you can see and do. With its riverside walks, priory ... Read more...
9 Nov 2018

A visit to Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire

There’s a romantic note in the air at Mottisfont Abbey, and once you’ve learned about the history of the house it will come as no surprise why. Home to Maud Russell in the 1930s, she transformed the house into a creative retreat by inviting artists to her home to draw and paint using her past as their inspiration – this is what has formed the beautiful surroundings that it’s synonymous with today, but the abbey itself dates back much further. Originally an ... Read more...
3 Nov 2018

Dog Walks on Bournemouth and Poole Beaches

The beaches of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are not very far away from Shamba Holidays and are great places to walk your dog, however please be aware that there are regulations in place. Here's our quick guide to taking your dog out on the local beaches:- Dogs on the Beach during Winter - 1st October - 30th April Dogs on the Beach during Summer - 1st May - 30th September Dogs can enjoy the beach freely throughout the winter season which is from 1st October to 30th April. However ... Read more...
12 Oct 2018

Visiting Kingston Lacy and Badbury Rings

Dorset has an incredible richness of history, natural beauty and stunning places to visit, and a day at Kingston Lacy means you can experience all three. Only half an hour away from Shamba, this elegant family home was built to look like an Italian palace set in 8,500 acres of estate. Along with the Japanese Garden, tea house and the largest private collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the UK, you’ll also find Badbury Rings, an Iron Age hillfort with breath-taking views. View ... Read more...
3 Oct 2018

Archery in the New Forest

OK, we know this isn't quite Sherwood Forest, but how cool is this - your chance to be Robin Hood for the day. Insight Activities run a series of authentic woodland activities in a lovely private woodland in the heart of the New Forest. Based just outside Fordingbridge, the centre specialises in Archery, Rifle Crossbows, Axe Throwing, Bushcraft skills and giant catapults. The centre has outstanding feedback on TripAdvisor, having won Certificate of Excellence three years running - 2016, ... Read more...