"A town back in time" Shaftesbury by mykitten

Shaftesbury Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 5 photos


Shaftesbury is a town in North Dorset, England and is situated on the A30 road near the Wiltshire border.

General look of the town

The town looks over the Blackmore Vale, part of the river Stour basin. From different viewpoints, it is possible to see at least as far as Glastonbury Tor to the north-west. It is a Saxon town, and this reflects in the architecture of the town.

Gold Hill

what makes Shaftesbury famous! Gold Hill was made famous by the Hovis advertisement which had the young lad pushing his bike up the HUGE hill.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:excellent architecture and views
  • Cons:smelly public toilet
  • Last visit to Shaftesbury: Jul 2008
  • Intro Written Jul 29, 2008
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