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Wessex, UK


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Steeped in history and tradition, it offers visitors breathtaking views and the warmest of welcomes. The "Shaston" of Thomas Hardy's novels, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England and dominates what Hardy called the "engirdled and secluded" Blackmore Vale.

The beauty of the surrounding Dorset countryside is complemented by the collection of fine historical buildings that make up the centre of Shaftesbury itself.

Gold Hill, made famous by the Hovis Bread advertisement, with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages, is the epitome of rural charm from a previous time.

Address and Contact Details for Shaftesbury

Dorset SP7

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Other Local Activities in Wessex

  • Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens
  • Barrington Court
  • Corsham Court
  • Cothay Manor
  • Cranborne Manor Garden
  • Dunster Castle
  • Farleigh Hungerford Castle
  • Forde Abbey & Gardens
  • Frome
  • Glastonbury Abbey
  • Great Chalfield Manor and Garden
  • Hamptworth Lodge
  • Kingston Lacy
  • Kingston Maurward Gardens
  • Lacock Abbey
  • Longleat
  • Lulworth Castle and Park
  • Lydiard Park
  • Lytes Cary Manor
  • Mompesson House
  • Montacute House
  • Nunney Castle
  • Old Wardour Castle
  • Roman Baths
  • Shaftesbury
  • Sherborne Castle
  • Stourhead
  • Sturminster Newton Mill
  • The Bishop´s Palace and Gardens
  • The Courts Garden
  • The Peto Garden at Iford Manor
  • The Walled Gardens of Cannington
  • Tintinhull Garden
  • Tyntesfield
  • Warminster
  • Watchet
  • Westwood Manor
  • Wilton House