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The Grove Arms
The Grove Arms

The Grove Arms, Shaftesbury SP7 9ND

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ludwell, this inn is within 20 mi (32 km) of Stourhead, Wilton House, and Salisbury Cathedral. Tivoli Theatre and …

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The Grosvenor Arms
The Grosvenor Arms

The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Shaftesbury, this hotel is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Stourhead and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sherborne …

£98
avg/night
The Crown Inn
The Crown Inn

Crown Road, Sturminster Newton DT10 1LN

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Marnhull, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sturminster Newton Mill, The Art Stable, and Shillingstone Railway …

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La Fleur de Lys - Restaurant with rooms
La Fleur de Lys - Restaurant with rooms

Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8AW

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Shaftesbury, this inn is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) from Stourhead and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sherborne Abbey and …

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Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel
Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel

Royal Chase Roundabout, Shaftesbury SP7 8DB

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Shaftesbury, this hotel is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from Stourhead and within 20 mi (32 km) of Wilton Hous …

£86
avg/night
The Minster Arms
The Minster Arms

23 West Street, Wimborne BH21 1JS

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Wimborne, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Wimborne Model Town, Priest's House Museum and Garden, and …

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The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa
The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa

Boreham Road, Warminster BA12 9HH

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bishopstrow, this spa hotel is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from Longleat and 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from Longleat Safari and …

£120
avg/night
The White Lion Inn
The White Lion Inn

High Street, Gillingham SP8 5AT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Gillingham, this inn is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Stourhead Garden and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Stourhead. Hauser and Wirt …

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The Somerset Arms
The Somerset Arms

Church Street, Warminster BA12 7HW

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Maiden Bradley, this inn is 4.1 mi (6.5 km) from Stourhead and 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Longleat. Bath Abbey and …

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The Talbot
The Talbot

Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum DT11 8QN

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Blandford Forum, this inn is within 20 mi (32 km) of Tivoli Theatre, Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, and Wimborne …

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Pocket Guide: Shaftesbury

Visitors of a certain age may remember Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, as it was the incline climbed by the boy and his bicycle in the 1970s Hovis advert. However, there's much more to this town than bread-based fame: Shaftesbury can trace its roots back over 1100 years and has inspired artists and novelists throughout the centuries such as Thomas Hardy, and has been home to a number of notables, including the actor Robert Newton, and the architect Richard Upjohn. There's a variety of accommodation in Shaftesbury, ranging from boutique B&Bs and inns encrusted with character, to upmarket hotels and luxury guesthouses.

A Famous Hill in a Famous Town: Hotels in Shaftesbury

Although Shaftesbury may be a small town, it's packed with things to see and do, making ideal for families with children or for those who simply want to spend some relaxing downtime with a loved one. As the highest point in Dorset and offering spectacular views of the region for miles around, Gold Hill has become something of an attraction in itself. Make it to the top (with or without a loaf of bread), and you'll find the Gold Hill Museum, which gives a superb insight into the region's history. Due to Shaftesbury's size, most hotels are within walking distance of a local landmark or two: the Grosvenor Arms hotel is just a two-minute walk from the rugged ruins of Shaftesbury Abbey, which dates back to the 7th Century.

Markets and Shopping

As a market town, Shaftesbury has been selling its wares and goods at the Shaftesbury Market since Saxon Times. However, on the first Saturday of every month, you'll find the Shaftesbury Farmers' Market offering local produce in the Town Hall. In addition to the markets, there are some excellent, independent shops. With plenty of accommodation nearby, such as the La Fleur de Lys and the Old Chapel hotel are both within easy reach of the shops, making it much easier to get your new-found bargains back to base!

Shaftesbury is a superb destination, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. With plenty of hotels and B&Bs to suit every budget, booking a room in accommodation in Shaftesbury is the best way to make the most of your time here.

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