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Things to Do in Shaftesbury

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Top Attractions in Shaftesbury

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What travellers are saying

  • Stuart C
    Bournemouth, UK2,696 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good small museum with friendly staff demonstrating the history of the local area. The museum asks for a small donation which is great!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Sue N
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely. Very interesting. Shame it was too wet to explore the grounds. Staffed by very knowledgeable people who were very friendly and welcoming.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Flackadder
    Cirencester, UK352 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First thing first. This is a hill made famous by a TV advert and a couple of movies.

    The hill is quite steep and maybe not as long as you may expect. The view from the top is really great and the cafe was good for breakfast.

    For what it is……a hill, it cannot be faulted.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,677 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful walk up past the Castle with views of the town to a shady common perfect for dog walkers, picnickers or anyone looking for peace and quiet.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Patric D
    Sandbach, UK1,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a 'must-do' if you have any love of wine. The vineyard is relatively small so it is easy to get around and see the different grape varieties that they grow.
    Our tour was conducted by the owner who was so enthusiastic about her 'hobby' and very knowledgeable on the entire process from initial planting of the vines, through to bottling and labelling the finished product.
    Our tour included lunch and a tasting session. The wines were quite unique due to a combination of the grape varieties used, the weather from year to year, and the micro-climate of the site.
    Lunch consisted of local foodstuffs: bread from the bakery next door, Dorset cheeses, ham from the butcher in Shaftesbury and some local chutneys.
    All in all, a most excellent, informative and relaxing few hours
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • DavidBDAC
    Salisbury, UK139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a lovely venue. We took the family to see ‘Nativity’ the musical and wow. All the family had a lovely time. We’ll definitely be coming back to see some more productions here.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • tripleplay97
    Leicester, UK715 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely view over the valley, with good lines on Hambledon Hill and the airstrip. Is much easier to approach from the east and descend to the north or south.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Sawbo11
    Sawbridgeworth, UK36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great place to visit. Lots to look at could have spent hours in there just looking. Even managed to come out with a few pieces.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • Karen T
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely pool - really clean and great fund for all especially young children as there are loads of toys and floats to play with. The water temperature was perfect and staff/lifeguards are always friendly.
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • Maisie T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had my hair washed, cut and restyled by Chloe today, she was so lovely and did an amazing job, I came in with photos of what I wanted and she did such a good job of matching them, couldn’t recommend her more! Thanks again Chloe!!
    Written 25 January 2024
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