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The picturesque hilltop town of Shaftesbury lies nestled around its Saxon Benedictine Abbey and at its peak had the largest women's religious community in England.
An indespensible Medieval trading post for the farmers of the arable Cranborne Chase and dairying Blackmore Vale, today Shaftesbury offers centuries of history, stunning vistas over three counties, a range of traditional stores, regular markets, gift shops and the view that everyone recognises, iconic Gold Hill.
Gold Hill Museum and Garden can be found at the top of picturesque Gold Hill, with its steeply...0.09 miles away
Come and stand on the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury a glorious setting made famous in...0.13 miles away
Founded over 1000 years ago by King Alfred the Great, Shaftesbury is one of England’s most charming...0.16 miles away
Hambledon Hill is Dorset's most impressive Iron Age hillfort with mulitple ramparts. The hilltop...6.75 miles away
If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love...8.85 miles away
Lime Tree House was opened to the public as a home for Mrs. Penny's collection of historic costumes...10.41 miles away
A Georgian house overlooking an ancient deer park with the parish church of St Barnabas in the...10.77 miles away
An English Heritage Site. Knowlton is a site on the outskirts of Wimborne, Dorset. It is best known...12.69 miles away
The Capability Brown Experience Exhibition celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of...13.54 miles away
Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort in east Dorset.
The Badbury Rings site dates from around...13.9 miles away
Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne...13.93 miles away
This busy leisure centre is the largest of its kind in the area. The centre has a main sports hall,...14.05 miles away
Families and history lovers alike will all enjoy a day out to Sherborne Old Castle; bring a picnic...14.12 miles away
Sherborne Museum is housed in what used to be the gatehouse and almonry of the monastery once...14.54 miles away
The picturesque Almshouse was built in the 15th Century for "12 poor men and 4 poor women" and is...14.6 miles away
Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon Cathedral to the worshipping...14.61 miles away