Rushmore Estate

Set in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, the Rushmore Estate covers 7,500 acres including 700 acres of listed parks. Much of the present day character of the Estate was shaped by Lt General Augustus Pitt Rivers who inherited the Estate in 1880. He created a deer park and ornamental parkland where today the Rushmore Golf Course is located, and carried out a wide variety of landscape planting including what are now 16 miles of spectacular beech avenues and belts.

He went on to create the Larmer Tree Pleasure Gardens for the entertainment and enlightenment of the local people, an extraordinary example of Victorian extravagance. The gardens contain a unique collection of buildings including a temple and theatre, a dell water garden, Nepalese buildings, a colonial Victorian Pavilion and an interesting collection of trees and shrubs.

Rushmore Estate woodlands contain one of the largest blocks of semi-natural broad-leaved woodland in southern England. For centuries these were the focus of the hazel underwood trades. The woods are now recognised as a wildlife site of national importance.

We have previous experience of hosting films, festivals and events and are able to deal with the high demands a successful event requires.

Our beautiful estate offers a glorious array of locations and shots including woodland walks, down land, parkland, a walled garden, golf course, cottages and breath-taking views to the horizon. Together with the magical Larmer Tree, a quintessentially English country garden, the Rushmore Estate is a film-makers dream.

Contact: Carol Cross | Tel:01725 516971 | Email

Rushmore Estate Office, Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5PT |

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