Shaftesbury Abbey & Gold Hill

Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK


Shaftesbury Abbey & Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Shaftesbury is a charming market town and Dorset's only hilltop town founded over 1,000 years ago as the home of King Alfred's citadel Benedictine Abbey.

The Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and garden brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants. The walled garden includes excavations of the Abbey Church.

The Gold Hill is a charming collection of traditional sandstone cottages on a steep cobbled stone hill. This is one of the most photographed roads in England and has featured in TV commercials.

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