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A Saxon hilltop town with famous Gold Hill and stunning views. Visit the abbey ruins and gardens, Gold Hill Museum or browse old-fashioned shops and stores. Info from the official VisitDorset tourism website.
Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a fascinating history going back to Saxon times. The town is the home of Gold Hill (made famous by the âHovisâ advert) and has magnificent views over Thomas Hardyâs Blackmore Vale.
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