Shaftesbury Abbey & Gold Hill

History & Heritage See & Do


Shaftesbury is a charming market town and Dorset’s only hilltop town founded over 1,000 years ago as the home of King Alfred’s citadel Benedictine Abbey.

The Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and garden brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants. The walled garden includes excavations of the Abbey Church.

The Gold Hill is a charming collection of traditional sandstone cottages on a steep cobbled stone hill. This is one of the most photographed roads in England and has featured in TV commercials.


Shaftesbury Abbey & Gold Hill 7 day weather forecast, weather in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 2.2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 03
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SW)

Shaftesbury weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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