Travel: England – Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset

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During our 5-day holiday break, we made a stop in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Now this is such a lovely and charming village… Just check out the pictures in this post and you’ll want to see for yourself, I’m sure 🙂

After our visit to Highclere Castle (of which you could read a travelpost last week), we stopped in Shaftesbury. We wanted to go to a pub to have a bite to eat, but in the end we decided to just stroll around this lovely little town and eat in the Crown Inn, a pub in Marnhull which was only a 2 minute ride from our holiday home (read this post!).

However, we did manage to have a peek at this beautiful village in Dorset, known for it’s winding little streets up- and downhill! Unfortunately the weather had been grey that day, so I didn’t have the views I actually wanted. But even in this dull weather Shaftesbury looked ever so charming! I will let the pics speak for themselves…

First you see a couple of pictures of the village…








… and then of course there is Gold Hill which must be one of the best known streets in England. This charming, cobbled, up hill street gives you fabulous views of the surroundings, leaving you completely breathless (not only because of those spectacular views but also from climbing up the hill I must admit!!!).



I couldn’t resist having a little photoshoot walking up and down the street as you can see in the pictures below 😀

We didn’t stay for very long, but I must say that I really was charmed by this little town and I can definitely recommend visiting it when in the neighbourhood!

Have you ever visited a charming little town? Tell me in the comments as I am always eager to find out new destinations for my travels 😀

Love, Kathleen





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8 thoughts on “Travel: England – Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset

    Dina said:
    February 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Lovely impressions! We are just back from Shaftesbury and Cornwall and truly enjoyed it. 🙂

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    Siyana said:
    November 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    It looks absolutely mesmerizing, and it’s def on my travel list!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      November 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Pity it was a grey day, but it is so beautiful!! I can definitely recommend it. Thanks for stopping by! Love, Kathleen

      Liked by 1 person

    Monica Jowett said:
    November 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I would love to visit more of Dorset, and living in Devon it’s too close not too! Love the pics 🙂

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      kaybe610 responded:
      November 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      What are you waiting for 😀 Thanks for the visit… x


    SimpleSerenity said:
    November 12, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Such a beautiful peaceful town. Lovely photos also. xx

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      kaybe610 responded:
      November 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you! I think we were lucky as it wasn’t crowded at all. The weather hadn’t been too good that day and it was already 6pm so I think we were lucky to visit Shaftesbury on a calm moment!


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