Around & About


Shaftesbury is a thriving market town with a fascinating history rooted in Saxon times. It has plenty of inns, cafes and restaurants, and there are lots of independent boutiques and shops to explore.

The famous Gold Hill, made yet more famous by Ridley Scott’s memorable Hovis commercial, is 100m away with stunning views across Blackmore Vale.

Shaftesbury is known as ‘the gateway to the south west’ and is well positioned in the most stunning of English countryside. It lies on the edge of the once vast hunting grounds of Cranborne Chase. Old chalk downland and ancient woods make for some wonderful walking and riding.