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Shaftesbury

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

Gold Hill in Shaftesbury

Get in[edit]

By train[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]

Map of Shaftesbury

See[edit]

  • 1 Gold Hill. Shaftesbury's most notable site to see. It is famous for being featured in Hovis Bread advertisements. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury on Wikipedia
  • 4 Old Wardour CastleNr Tisbury, SP3 6RR (7 miles east of Shaftesbury),  +44 1747 870487. adults £4.10, children £2.50, concessions £3.70. Wardour Castle on Wikipedia

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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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