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Historic small hillside town near the Wiltshire border and west of Salisbury. The town is famous for the picturesque steep cobbled street called Gold Hill which was used in Hovis bread adverts.

How are you going to spend your free time in Shaftesbury? If you need any suggestions, we've got lots of great things to do.

Known for...   Gold Hill and Wardour Castle



 

  Attractions

Win Green FREE

National Trust - Prominent landmark with fine views.
Cranborne Chase
SP7 0EP

 

Hod Hill FREE

National Trust - Dorset's largest hill fort renowned for its downland wildlife.
Stourpaine
Nr Blandford Forum
DT11 8QA

 

Old Wardour Castle

English Heritage - Set in landscaped grounds beside a lake in peaceful Wiltshire countryside.
Nr Tisbury
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 6RR

 

Bush Farm Bison Centre

See Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Prairie Dogs & Guanacos at Bush Farm Bison Centre.
West Knoyle
Wiltshire
BA12 6AE

01747830263

Recommended by Caleb James, Tisbury

 

Fontmell And Melbury Downs FREE

National Trust - Open expanses of flowery downland and breathtaking views.
Dorset
SP5 5AP

 

Fiddleford Manor

English Heritage - The principal parts of a small stone manor house, probably begun about 1370 for William Latimer.
near Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 2BU

 

Chiffchaffs

A pretty cottage, with an excellent small nursery attached, and just off the A303. Started in 1978 the garden has a flowing design.
Chaffeymoor
Bourton, Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5BY

 
 

  Museums

Gold Hill Museum FREE

Nestled in a traditional sandstone cottage at the top of famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, is this museum of local history.
Gold Hill
Shaftesbury
SP7 8JW

01747852157

 
 

  Parks

Oysters Coppice FREE

Oysters Coppice is an area of stunning ancient woodland in the south of the county, offering walkers spectacular views.
Britmore Lane
Semley
Wiltshire
SP7 9AZ

 
 

  Leisure centres

Fitness By Design

Gym, health and fitness centre.
Unit 19
Old Market Place
SP8 4QQ

01747835180

 

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