Welcome to Shaftesbury

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 “Hovis” advert) and has magnificent views over Hardy’s Blackmore Vale.  It is the gateway to the South West from where you can tour the area from Stonehenge to the east to Bath and Bristol to the north and the Jurassic Coast to the south.