Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
FullSizeRender copy 2

Where do you go when you’re desperate to escape the city and see some of the British countryside? We decided that on this occasion the answer was Dorset.

I’ve spent time in the South and North East of England visiting a number of different National Parks but hadn’t spent much time in Dorset, so it felt like the perfect opportunity to visit. Just over a two hour drive from where we live we embarked on our road trip and left the city behind heading into the peaceful rolling hill landscape of the British countryside.

We stayed in the historic town of Shaftesbury. A quaint and quiet town, which is more the size of a village than a town. It consists of a number of cafes, tea rooms, pubs and hotels. When I arrived it was exactly as I’d had pictured it. Like a post card image.

When we first checked in to our hotel, we instantly had a great feeling and knew that we’d chosen the right place. With the cosy and stylish interior design, friendly staff and great atmosphere we didn’t want to leave! You’ll find a review on the hotel at the bottom of this page, but in summary I’d highly recommend staying here if you’re looking for a cosy get away.

There’s lots to do in the Shaftesbury area, and it makes for the perfect location for a micro-adventure in Dorset. Situated in the heart of the County you’re a short drive away from all of the great attractions and points of interest. The picturesque Dorset coastline is just an hour’s drive to the South.

The main attraction in Shaftesbury itself is the famous Gold Hill. Better known as the steep, cobbled hill from the 1970’s Ridley Scott Hovis advert. International tourists flooded with their Nikon cameras to get the postcard snap! It’s definitely worth a visit and a great exercise after walking up it! There’s a small cafe situated right at the top of the hill called the Salt Cellar. If you manage to get a window table you’ll have a great view of Gold Hill and the rolling hills that go on for miles on end. A spot of tea and cake would be the perfect treat after walking up Gold Hill.

There’s a number of walking trails available in and around the town. I always find that a walk in the countryside is sometimes all thats needed to make you feel energised again. Breathe in the fresh air and make sure you’ve earned that beer on your next pub pitstop. Most of the places in Shaftesbury are dog-friendly, so if you like to bring your pet on your travels this place will suit you just fine.

I’d recommend following @adventuredorset on Instagram for more information about what to do in the local area.

Choose from the categories below to read more about what to do whilst in Shaftesbury.

Things to see and do

  • Hovis Hill
  • Wardour Castle
  • Woodland walks
  • Shaftesbury Abbey

Surrounding areas

  • Longleat Safari Park
  • Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre
  • Stonehenge
  • Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast (nr. Lulworth)

Recommended Eateries

  • The Grosvenor Arms
  • The Mitre
  • The Salt Cellar

Instagram Spot

From the top of Hovis Hill with the view of the cottages that line the steep, cobbled hill.

Hotel Review – The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury

(1-5* with 5 being the highest)

Ambience *****

Service ****

Room *****

Food ****

Location *****


  • sikis izle
    Posted November 13, 2020 6:19 am 0Likes

    If you want to use the photo it would also be good to check with the artist beforehand in case it is subject to copyright. Best wishes. Aaren Reggis Sela

  • erotik
    Posted November 14, 2020 6:20 pm 0Likes

    Hi there, I desire to subscribe for this blog to take hottest updates, thus where can i do it please help. Leeann Angeli Burch

  • erotik izle
    Posted November 16, 2020 2:40 pm 0Likes

    Thank you ever so for you article. Really looking forward to read more. Want more. Heddie Luce Chaffinch

  • film
    Posted November 30, 2020 4:38 am 0Likes

    Sweet website, super pattern, very clean and utilize pleasant. Joline Temp Kampmann

  • film
    Posted December 1, 2020 1:17 pm 0Likes

    Both Lauren and Annie every have the help of their respective boyfriends and families for what they do. Edyth Sebastien Dorita

  • erotik izle
    Posted December 9, 2020 4:48 am 0Likes

    Really enjoyed this post. Thanks Again. Really Cool. Lissie Adelbert Romelle

  • sikis izle
    Posted December 9, 2020 3:45 pm 0Likes

    Your means of telling the whole thing in this article is truly pleasant, all can effortlessly be aware of it, Thanks a lot. Willi Luigi Hildick

  • erotik
    Posted December 9, 2020 7:10 pm 0Likes

    Good article. I will be dealing with a few of these issues as well.. Rosamund Payton Arlyne

  • sikis izle
    Posted December 9, 2020 10:20 pm 0Likes

    Only wanna remark that you have a very nice site, I love the style it really stands out. Ashly Ebenezer Tanberg

  • yify
    Posted January 12, 2021 8:22 pm 0Likes

    Remarkable things here. I am very happy to look your article. Othelia Barnett Tara

  • bahis
    Posted January 13, 2021 1:13 am 0Likes

    I have given this as a gift. I have had this type watch since 2004 and have not had any problems. Tami Kevin Malynda

  • full hd izle
    Posted January 13, 2021 6:11 pm 0Likes

    There is definately a great deal to know about this subject. I love all the points you made. Alison Neal Laveen

  • filmi full izle
    Posted January 14, 2021 4:43 am 0Likes

    I am genuinely glad to glance at this webpage posts which includes plenty of valuable data, thanks for providing these information. Annie Hendrick Babbette

  • filmi full izle
    Posted January 17, 2021 3:02 am 0Likes

    I think this is a real great blog article. Thanks Again. Germaine Malchy Diskson

  • film izle
    Posted January 17, 2021 10:51 pm 0Likes

    Think about this: Never put all your eggs in one basket. Blanca Christophe Alon

  • hd film izle
    Posted January 18, 2021 2:46 am 0Likes

    Awesome! Its actually remarkable post, I have got much clesr idea regarding from this paragraph. Tiphani Barclay Frerichs

  • film izle
    Posted January 18, 2021 8:46 pm 0Likes

    You made some good points there. I looked on the web to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site. Jessa Tobit Anjela

  • 7 kogus
    Posted January 29, 2021 8:20 pm 0Likes

    Hello. This post was really remarkable, particularly because I was looking for thoughts on this subject last Sunday. Nike Aron Belicia

  • erotik
    Posted January 30, 2021 1:59 pm 0Likes

    I not to mention my guys were reading through the nice pointers from your web site and so before long I had an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for those tips. Most of the women are actually absolutely happy to read them and have now in fact been using these things. Appreciate your simply being very accommodating and for going for such important subjects millions of individuals are really desperate to learn about. Our own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier. Tiff Jarib Broome

  • filmkovasi
    Posted January 30, 2021 3:10 pm 0Likes

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up and also the rest of the site is also really good. Rosalinde Conway Christye

  • netflix
    Posted January 30, 2021 7:46 pm 0Likes

    Hello there. I discovered your web site via Google at the same time as looking for a similar matter, your web site got here up. It seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then. Laverne Arturo Nataline

  • 123movies
    Posted January 30, 2021 11:14 pm 0Likes

    Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? Madelyn Emmott Oakman

  • 720p
    Posted January 31, 2021 3:51 am 0Likes

    I feel definitely pleased to have seen the webpage and appearance forward to be able to so many more amusing times reading here. Cheers all over again for all the particular details. Dierdre Hilton Salvatore

  • netflix
    Posted January 31, 2021 7:28 am 0Likes

    I understand what you mean, but I want some detail. Can we talk more? Korry Calvin Norry

  • online
    Posted January 31, 2021 1:29 pm 0Likes

    Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange solutions with other folks, please shoot me an email if interested.| Rhodia Rube Emsmus

Live a Reply

The Best News Daily

We don't send spam