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Gold Hill MuseumMuseums0.1km
Shaftesbury AbbeyMuseums0.2km
St EdwardsReligion0.2km
Shaftesbury Christian CentreReligion0.5km
New Covenant ChurchReligion0.5km
Guys MarshPrisons3km
St Andrews ChurchReligion5km
Compton Abbas AerodromeAirports5km
Kings Court PalaceCastles 6km
Gillingham Dorset Rail StationRailway stations6km
Gillingham MuseumMuseums6km
Gillingham Community ChurchReligion6km
Gillingham Methodist ChurchReligion7km
St. Mary the Virgin C of E ChurchReligion7km
Old Wardour CastleCastles 8km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 01:17:02, Address: 21 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, United Kingdom, Tel.: +44 1747 851298

Shaftesbury, UK, located in England (Dorset), app. 90 km (56mi) from Bournemouth, is often used as a setting for films and TV commercials as it has perfect atmosphere of Old England. It has cobbled streets and impressive 18th century cottages. The picturesque Gold Hill is the place where the Shaftesbury Abbey was founded by King Alfred in 888. The history of the site and the near vicinity is covered by the Gold Hill Museum. The nearby towns offer other significant sites such as the Almhouse and castle in Sherbourne, Montacute House near Yeovil or the Swannery in Abbotsbury.

Pros

peaceful locality
flat surrounding area
near large towns
forests

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history
art
carnivals

Activities

marathon

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Information and Facts

GPS: 51.0056, -2.1956
Altitude: 205 m
Nearest airport: Bournemouth Airport, 52 km
Last update: Oct 15, 2012 12:48:16 PM

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