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Add Shaftesbury to your Itinerary

Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

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.

What's Nearby

  1. Shaftesbury Arts Centre

    Regular, varied and lively year-round programme of amateur and professional plays, films, art,...

    0.09 miles away
  2. Gold Hill

    Come and stand on the ancient cobbles of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury a glorious setting made famous in...

    0.13 miles away
  3. Hambledon & Hod Hills

    Hambledon & Hod Hills

    Hambledon Hill is Dorset's most impressive Iron Age hillfort with mulitple ramparts. The hilltop...

    6.75 miles away
  4. The Exchange

    The Exchange is a multipurpose building offering a high degree of flexibility for a wide range of...

    7.26 miles away
  1. Royal Signals Museum

    Dorset's Hidden Gem! From semaphore to high tech cyber space, and electronic warfare: discover the...

    9.96 miles away
  2. Blandford Fashion Museum

    Lime Tree House was opened to the public as a home for Mrs. Penny's collection of historic costumes...

    10.41 miles away
  3. Knowlton Church & Rings

    An English Heritage Site. Knowlton is a site on the outskirts of Wimborne, Dorset. It is best known...

    12.69 miles away
  4. Badbury Rings

    Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort in east Dorset.

    The Badbury Rings site dates from around...

    13.9 miles away
  5. Sherborne Castle

    Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and stately home of the Digby family since 1617, Sherborne...

    13.93 miles away
  6. Gryphon Sports Centre

    This busy leisure centre is the largest of its kind in the area. The centre has a main sports hall,...

    14.05 miles away
  7. Sherborne Old Castle

    Families and history lovers alike will all enjoy a day out to Sherborne Old Castle; bring a picnic...

    14.12 miles away
  8. Sherborne Museum

    Sherborne Museum is housed in what used to be the gatehouse and almonry of the monastery once...

    14.54 miles away
  9. St. Johns Almshouse

    The picturesque Almshouse was built in the 15th Century for "12 poor men and 4 poor women" and is...

    14.6 miles away
  10. Sherborne Abbey

    Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon Cathedral to the worshipping...

    14.61 miles away
  11. Kingston Lacy

    Kingston Lacy is an elegant 17th century Italian inspired country mansion set in attractive...

    15.12 miles away
  12. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park and Rescue Centre

    A visit to this multi award winning park is guaranteed to keep all age members of your family...

    15.46 miles away
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