Shaftesbury attractions

Shaftesbury attractions

ShaftesburyFrom Shaftesbury you can explore the beautiful scenery of the South Downs, the museums, castles, historic houses and ancient monuments of the area, and the market towns and villages of the south of England. Dorset boasts rolling hills, glorious countryside and sandy beaches along a beautiful coastline. Dorchester is the county town, situated in the south of the county, about 130 miles from London.

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Attractions Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8JR. Tel: 01747 852910. The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden - a lasting reminder of the Abbey's eventful past. Today the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants has been vividly brought to life in a new, state-of-the-art museum. Location: In the centre of Shaftesbury.


Attractions Old Wardour Castle, Located off A30 2 miles SW of Tisbury. One of England's most romantic castles. Lakeside setting. Toilets. Parking. Disabled visitors may be set down by the gate. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.


Attractions Philipps House & Dinton Park, Dinton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5HH. Tel: 01722 716663. Early 19th-century neo-Grecian house. Impressive collection of Regency furniture and furnishings. Variety of tranquil walks in recently restored parkland. National Trust. Charges apply. About 10 miles east of Shaftesbury.

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