Shaftesbury

One of the highest towns in England offers inspiring views. 

Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

SHAFTESBURY - AT A GLANCE

  • This Dorset town enjoys some truly gorgeous views out over the patchwork fields of Blackmore Vale.
     
  • The attractive market town also boasts some unique museums, from the fascinating Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens, which tells the story of the Benedictine nunnery that was destroyed long ago in Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, to The Hine Collection of Mechanical Music, an intriguing display of fairground and street organs.
     
  • Be sure to take a stroll down Gold Hill, one of the town’s most famously scenic spots and one of the prettiest streets in England.
     
  • You can get to Shaftesbury by a combination of bus and train from London in around 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

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