Attractions in Shaftesbury

  • Small town museum featuring artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Of special interest is the collection of intricate Dorset buttons.

  • Set on the site of Saxons England's foremost Benedictine nunnery the Abbey was the source of Shaftesbury's prosperity. Now the site of walled gardens and museum amongst the remains of the abbey

  • Located on the high street St Peter's is Shaftesbury's oldest church, dating back to the 15th century. Neglected for many years the church was restored in the 19th and 20th century