Shaftesbury

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Shaftesbury[1] is a historic hill top town in northern Dorset, southern England.

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury

Get in[edit]

The best way to get to Shaftesbury, if you don't have a car, is by train. Take Southwest Trains from London Waterloo to Gillingham, Dorset. There are friendly and cheap taxi drivers who can take you on to Shaftesbury. In 2008 the trip cost £10.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Shaftesbury's most notable site to see is Gold Hill, which is famous from Hovis Bread advertisements.

Do[edit]

Snowdrop festival

Festivals[edit]

  • Shaftesbury snowdrops festival. Annually, 1 week in February. Visit the Heritage Collection of Snowdrops in Shaftesbury Abbey, join a Snowdrop walk through the town or participate in the festival events. The grand final is the Snowdrop Lantern Parade on Sunday evening.
  • Gold Hill Fair. A one day town festival in early July (July 3 in 2016).

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Sleep[edit]

There are many charming B&Bs in and around Shaftesbury.

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