Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a fascinating history going back to Saxon times. The town is the home of Gold Hill made famous by the “Hovis” advert and has stunning views over the Blackmore Vale.
The quintessential town which is also one of the oldest and highest towns in England is made up of thatched cottages, quaint tea shops and small independent shops, making it a lovely place to visit and stroll along the Park Walk taking in the beautiful views and finishing up in one of the lovely cafes.
There are many well-known beauty spots within easy reach of Shaftesbury and it is within easy striking distance of the Dorset coast. Only two miles from the town is ZigZag Hill, which provides excellent views across Cranborne Chase, which straddles the Dorset/Wiltshire border to the east. The area has very few settlements and is ideal walking country.
- Gold Hill
- Gold Hill Museum
- Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens
- St Peters Church
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