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Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury The Essential
Shaftesbury is perched on the crest of a 213m spur. It was an excellent vantage point chosen by King Alfred in his struggle against the Danes. The town's most attractive street is Gold Hill, whose cobbled slope is lined on one side with small 16C-18C houses, and on the other by a squat ochre-coloured buttressed wall (13C).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum
Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum
Founded in 888 by Alfred for his
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