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Shaftesbury

Market Town

Tourist Information Centre
8 Bell Street
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8AE
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Tel+44 01747 853514

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Shaftesbury, Gold Hill

The picturesque hilltop town of Shaftesbury lies nestled around its Saxon Benedictine Abbey, at its peak 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. Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

    Explore the site of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery, founded by King Alfred, and...

    0.17 miles away
  4. 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
  1. The Exchange

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

    7.26 miles away
  2. The Great Dorset Steam Fair National Heritage Show

    If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love...

    9.05 miles away
  3. Royal Signals Museum

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

    9.96 miles away
  4. Stock Gaylard House & Garden

    A Georgian house overlooking an ancient deer park with the parish church of St Barnabas in the...

    10.77 miles away
  5. 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
  6. Badbury Rings

    Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hillfort in east Dorset. The site dates from around 800 BC and was in...

    13.9 miles away
  7. Sherborne Castle

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

    13.93 miles away
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Sherborne Abbey

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

    14.61 miles away
  12. Oxley Sports Centre

    Located in Sherborne, Oxley Sports Centre is a dual use, public facility, open to all, 7 days a...

    15.04 miles away
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