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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
4.6 out of 5 (39 reviews)

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

£115
Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel
Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel

Royal Chase Roundabout, Shaftesbury SP7 8DB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (47 reviews)

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 …

£77
The Coppleridge Inn
The Coppleridge Inn

Elm Hill, Motcombe, Shaftesbury SP7 9HW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Shaftesbury, this inn is 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Stourhead and within 20 mi (32 km) of Center Parcs Longleat Forest …

£90
Manston Guest House
Manston Guest House

2 Northwood Cottages, Sturminster Newton DT10 1HD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated in Sturminster Newton, this guesthouse is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from The Art Stable and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sturminster …

£100
Hare Lodge B&B
Hare Lodge B&B

Monmouth Road, Salisbury SP3 6NR

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Located in Tisbury, this bed & breakfast is within 16 mi (25 km) of Wilton House, Stourhead, and St Thomas's Church. Chapte …

£90
The Walnut Tree Inn
The Walnut Tree Inn

Shaftsbury road, Warminster BA12 6BH

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (108 reviews)

Situated in Mere, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Stourhead Garden, Stourhead, and Gold Hill Museum. Shaftesbury Abbey …

£85
The Butt of Sherry
The Butt of Sherry

Castle Street, Warminster BA12 6JE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated in Mere, this inn is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Stourhead Garden and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Stourhead. Shearwater Lake and Gol …

£70
The Crown Inn
The Crown Inn
2.1 mi from Shaftesbury
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (132 reviews)

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

£79
Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel
Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel
18.5 mi from Shaftesbury
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (163 reviews)

Located in Midsomer Norton, this spa hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Radstock Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Farrington Park …

£68
Holiday Inn Express Poole
Holiday Inn Express Poole
18.9 mi from Shaftesbury
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (396 reviews)

Located in the heart of Poole, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lighthouse Poole and Poole Harbour. Brownsea Island i …

£65

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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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