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

Shaftesbury Town Centre

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]


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






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

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