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Shaftesbury : Michelin's recommendations


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).

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Tourist attractions Shaftesbury : Things to see and do

  • Shaftesbury Abbey & Museum

    Park Walk GB - Shaftesbury SP7 8JR

    Founded in 888 by Alfred for his daughter, the abbey became the richest of its kind in England. In the 15 and 16C, it was said that if the abbess of Shaston (Shaftesbury) were to marry the abbot of Glaston(bury), their heirs would have more land than..

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Hotels Shaftesbury

  • The Grosvenor Arms

    The Commons GB - Shaftesbury SP7 8JA

    This Georgian building is in Shaftesbury town centre. It is now a stylish hotel with free Wi-Fi and large rooms with luxury beds, flat-screen TVs, coffee machines and iPod docks. The Grosvenor Arms maintains original features combined with modern dé..

  • Best Western The Royal Chase Hotel

    Royal Chase Roundabout GB - Shaftesbury SP7 8DB

    Situated on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, set within picturesque private grounds, this Georgian ex-monastery has been transformed into a hotel. Byzant, the hotel's award-winning restaurant, offers a variety of English and continental cuisine, servin..

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Restaurants Shaftesbury

  • Grosvenor Arms Comfortable restaurant 

    High Street GB - SP7 8JA Shaftesbury

    Bright, contemporary brasserie in an updated coaching inn. Service is relaxed and attentive and the cooking is modern and refreshing. There's a selection of nibbles and tapas, homemade pizzas and clean, unfussy dishes in two sizes.

  • The Forester Traditional pubs serving food 

    Lower St GB - SP7 9EE Donhead St Andrew

    Gloriously rustic, 13C thatched pub, hidden down narrow lanes in a delightful village. Exposed stone walls and vast open fires feature throughout. Seasonal menus showcase well-prepared, flavoursome dishes with a classical country base and a refined e..

  • Fleur de Lys Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Bleke St GB - SP7 8AW Shaftesbury

  • Fontmell Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - SP7 0PA Fontmell Magna

    Stylish, modern pub with a simple front bar; the smart dining room straddles the brook, so keep an eye out for otters. Daily menus offer an eclectic mix of carefully executed dishes, from Mediterranean to Thai. Bedrooms are named after butterflies; M..

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