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Shaftesbury is a town found in Dorset and it is close to the border of Wiltshire. Shaftesbury is a small market town and is often described as the gateway to the Southwest. It is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset and is built around 215 metres above sea level.

In terms of transport, the nearest train station is a 15-minute drive away in the town of Gillingham. There you can catch services to Salisbury in 25 minutes and Yeovil in 20 minutes. If you are driving, then it is 45 minutes to Salisbury or Yeovil and 50 minutes to Poole.

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Things to do in Shaftesbury

There is plenty to do in Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas. Down from Shaftesbury’s high street you will find a 14th century wall of Shaftesbury Abbey. The Shaftesbury Abbey Museum is at the abbey’s excavated foundations and is dated back to the Anglo-Saxon days. Here you can also get a taste of how it was in the Middle Ages until it was eventually dissolved by Henry VIII.

Possibly the most famous thing about Shaftesbury is Gold Hill. There are multiple routes with varying difficulty to the top. Once you get there you get a beautiful view over the Blackmore Vale. At the top you can also find the Gold Hill Museum which is in two historic buildings and an award-winning cottage garden.

Shaftesbury is also well known for its walking and hiking routes. Some of the most well-known and beautiful routes are down Blackmore Vale, Cranborne Chase, Win Green, Frontmell and Melbury.

Schools and Education in Shaftesbury

There are plenty of schools in Shaftesbury available to residents. For primary schools, Semley Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Other primaries in the area include The Abbey CofE VA Primary School and Shaftesbury Church of England Primary School. For secondary schools there is Shaftesbury School and Fontmell Magna St. Andrews C Of E School.

For further education, Bournemouth university is under an hour away. Southampton University and Bath University are both around an hour and 10 minutes’ drive away.

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Local Areas Nearby:

  • Motcombe
  • Cann
  • Guys Marsh
  • Charlton
  • Semley
  • Melbury Abbas

Cost of living in Shaftesbury

There is a range of properties available in Shaftesbury. The average price of property in Shaftesbury in the last year is £309,667. Most of the sells over this time was for detached properties which sold for an average price of £437,723. Terraced properties in the area sold for an average of £217,024, whereas semi-detached properties fetched around £335,771. Overall sell prices in Shaftesbury are up by 33% compared to the previous year.