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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 contains exhibits of the 1100 years of the history of the town, and complements...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
Explore the site of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery, founded by King Alfred, and...0.17 miles away
Hambledon Hill is Dorset's most impressive Iron Age hillfort with mulitple ramparts. The hilltop...6.75 miles away
The Museum's collection contains objects, documents and photographs relating to the history of the...7.33 miles away
First mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086, this most picturesque of watermills was largely...7.76 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
Dorset's Hidden Gem! From semaphore to high tech cyber space, and electronic warfare: discover the...9.96 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